Calendar GirlsDirector: Nigel Cole, Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton
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 craft a tastefully nude calendar featuring the usual ladies' activities of gardening and baking, as photographed by the young amateur Lawrence (Philip Glenister). Despite the disapproval of the Institute's leader Marie (Geraldine James), the calendar quickly becomes a best-seller and leads the group to Hollywood. Ciaran Hinds appears as Chris' husband Rod Harper.
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- Walt Disney Video
Cast & Crew
|Helen Mirren||Chris Harper; AKA Miss October|
|Julie Walters||Annie Clarke; AKA Miss February|
|John Alderton||John Clarke|
|Ciarán Hinds||Rod Harper|
|Tim Cavagin||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Martin Childs||Production Designer|
|Patrick Doyle||Score Composer|
|Tim Fraser||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Liz Gallagher||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Mark Raggett||Art Director|
|Deborah Saban||Asst. Director|
|Steve Single||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Frances Tempest||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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i saw this movie at a sleepover, i liked it alot. except i missed the end b/c we were watching at 3am, so i fell alseep.
Saw this movie at a sneak preview as I could not wait for it to be released. Wonderful & awesome feel good movie. I bought the 2004 calendar and was anxious for the movie's release on DVD. Fabulous acting by all of the ladies. Get this movie & watch it with your mom !!
Calendar Girls is a true delight, made even better by the fact that it is based on a true life story. The filming of the English countryside alone is worth the viewing. Add to that the powerful acting talent of all of the featured actors and a story that illuminates the highs and lows of friendship. The movie especially highlights the joy that can be realized when people just stick around and learn how to forgive and how to allow one another to grow each in their own time. I recommend this movie to anyone of any age. I also look forward to watching it many more times. I have already watched it twice and plan to order more as gifts.