A heavily marketed, by poster at least, British film, that’s taken £1.5m in 10 days of its release, is hopefully going to be a good one. And there are several interesting characters but, unfortunately, Tamara herself isn’t one of them. It’s a peculiar narrative that can offer well-drawn, and engaging, characters and leave – this spectator at least – desperate for the end because I didn’t care.
Maybe class prejudice is at the root (I try to avoid it – a bit) so a film with the protagonist called Tamara is therefore bound to fail. Possibly the source material, a strip in The Guardian, is the cause; maybe the episodic nature failed to cohere into a narrative-driven feature film?
Bechdel test: Pass (13/7)
Protagonist: Female (6/10)
Lacey test: Pass (0/2)
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