• Calendar Girls (2004)

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's the kind of sweet, good-humored comedy that used to star Margaret Rutherford, although Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, its daring top-liners, would have curled Dame Margaret's eyebrows. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Very funny and surprisingly likable until it goes Hollywood.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

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