• Calendar Girls (2004)

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Calendar Girls

Release Date: January 1st, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

After the death of her best friend's husband from cancer, spirited Yorkshire housewife Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) hatches a scheme to raise money for a memorial to him. Utilizing a tradition from the hidebound Woman's Institute association, Chris encourages Annie (Julie Walters) and their friends to create a calendar -- with the novel detail of using the middle-aged women of their village as nude models. The idea stuns the husbands and a wary young photographer (Philip Glenister).

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Philip Glenister, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Celia Imrie

Director: Nigel Cole

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Husband , Wife , England , Amusing , Hospital , Cheeky , Transformation , Quest , Friend , Friendship , Rise , 2000s , Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Very funny and surprisingly likable until it goes Hollywood.

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a real-life story adapted into a grown-up comedy that is warm, winning and sexy. Call it "The Full Auntie." show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The story hooks us because stars Helen Mirren and Julie Walters look as fetching in woolens and Wellingtons as they do in the altogether. But it reels us in because it is about people who for so long have paid lip service to making a difference that they are profoundly altered when they actually do. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy