You know what’s truly missing from most studio romantic comedies? A superhotfalloveryourself female lead. Most studio rom-coms have sort of conventionally bland pretty leads, like Julia Roberts or Kate Hudson or old-school Meg Ryan, but few of them make you do that thing that Squiggy does in the opening theme of “Laverne and Shirley.” Gemma Arterton does, though.
Nevertheless, the trailer for Tamara Drew doesn’t look particularly inviting, although with Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity, The Grifters) directing, you’d like to believe that there’s something heavier and more substantial underneath the frothy trailer, and reviews of the film — which debuted at Cannes last year — suggests that there is. Either that, or the male critics reviewing the movie transferred their feelings for Arterton’s ass onto their reviews. It is a nice ass, it could definitely have some undue influence.