Calender Girls (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Helen Mirren Chris Harper; AKA Miss October
Julie Walters Annie Clarke; AKA Miss February
Penelope Wilton Ruth
John Alderton John Clarke
Linda Bassett Cora
Annette Crosbie Jessie
Philip Glenister Lawrence
Ciarán Hinds Rod Harper
Celia Imrie Celia
Geraldine James Marie
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Nigel Cole
Studio Touchstone Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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. — Andrea LeVasseur
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 67
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 786936227932
Release Date 5/4/2004
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Dolby