There are very few graphic novels that get into the British comedy mood. Stephen Frears has taken up an adaptation of Tamara Drewe. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

The film stars Gemma Arterton in the title character alongside the like of Dominic Cooper and Luke Evans. The film follows Drewe as she returns to her hometown as a new woman and finds herself in a number of romantic and social entanglements. The film is written by Moira Buffini and also features a score by Alexandre Desplat.

There have been several mixed reviews of the film. There is no focus in the film on what really the film wants to speak about. But it is something many of the new graphic novels have had problems with. Nothing is really said but a lot can be heard.