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Nigel Cole directs the feel-good comedy Calendar Girls, based on the true story of a group of working-class British housewives who became overnight celebrities by posing for a nude calendar in order to raise more than 500-thousand pounds for a new leukemia unit. The film follows the adventures of best friends Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Julie Walters), both members of the charitable Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire. After Annie's husband John (John Alderton) succumbs to leukemia, the friends are motivated to take some action. They convince the group to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An innocent comic exercise, fueled more on charm than titillation."
‑ Hap Erstein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Calendar Girls will make your day."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Charming, feel-good flick. Most teens won't care."
‑ Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
"...uncomfortably familiar and thoroughly predictable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Though the last act is formulaic (...) this film has everything we have come to expect from a British feel-good comedy."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"Amiable enough as a frothy entertainment, with darker overtones rendered with emotional effectiveness."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A breezy British comedy reminiscent of The Full Monty."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"A rather conventional comedy, but it works with honor and spirit."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Tampoco hay que ponerse demasiado exigente; (...) la película tiene su gracia y cumple con casi todo lo que promete."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
" affable, amusing, and highly diverting piece of typical British whimsy. That all of it really happened is almost beside the point but charming in itself."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Sentimental and eccentric."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Tries to be both funny and touching and and isn't enough of either."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Nude and loving it."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"'They dropped everything for a good cause' would seem to refer more to the filmmakers than the gutsy, middle-aged women shedding their clothes for a hospital couch."
‑ David N. Butterworth, Movie Boeuf
"Although the material is somewhat slight, Mirren and her cohorts give it weight and verve."
‑ Kent Turner,
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