Jessica Barden

Actors Mary FitzGerald & Lucy Johnson, +44 (0)20 7393 4338 Email Mary FitzGerald & Lucy Johnson

Tamara Drewe

Role Jody Long
Director Stephen Frears
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics Production Company Ruby Films

When her childhood home is put up for sale, young journalist Tamara Drewe leaves the hustle and bustle of London for the small, sleepy Dorset town in which she was brought up. While re-acclimatizing to country life, however, her feelings for her old teenage flame Ben start to reawaken.

Jessica plays local schoolgirl Jody Long, who, along with her partner-in-crime Casey Shaw (Charlotte Christie), sets about engineering a private meeting with Ben, who happens to be the subject of their teenage crushes.

Tamara Drewe

All these grown-up actors are in danger of getting the scene stolen from under their noses by Jessica Barden and Charlotte Christie as Jody and Casey, the teenage girls who create mayhem for the hell of it. Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian

The only one who does (make the most of her part) is Jessica Barden, who runs away with every scene in the small but pivotal part of Jody Michael Glitz
The Huffington Post

Newcomers Jessica Barden and Charlotte Christie, almost steal the film as teens who plot their way into Ben's arms. Baz Bamigboye
Daily Mail

"scene-stealer .. Jessica Barden"****

Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian

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