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 ...
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, Rovi
Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie. New. 2003 Run time: 108. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed! Delivery Confirmation included for all orders in the US.
Penelope Wilton, Geraldine James, Celia Imrie, Ciaran Hinds, Philip Glenister, Annette Crosbie, Linda Bassett, John Alderton,... 2003 Run time: 108. Brand new! Factory sealed in plastic. We have a no hassle return policy! We ship M-F from California and provide delivery confirmation. Buy with confidence!
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The writing, acting, and cinematography are amazing. This true story is as touching as it is funny. I know for a fact that this movie has inspired such a calendar in a senior center in Maryland (hide behind the plant please).
May 14, 2010
Help Find The Cure For Lymphoma and Leukemia
TITLE: Calendar Girls
GENRE: Charity solicitation via movie
CAST: Some lovely ladies
PLOT: To get as many as possible to contribute to research efforts which require money.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 10 of 10; When the disease stops interupting the lives of families and friends we will be rewarded handsomely.
DVD BONUS: Hard copy pledge slip for Angela Baker's Charity; The making of the original Calendar with interviews with the models.; some deleted scenes.
ADDED NOTES: This is a delightfully amusing presentation of the manner in which a group of village women did what they could to fight back against a killer.