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  • Summary: This film is based on the true story of the unconventional efforts of the Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire, England to raise money for leukemia research.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. While each Yorkshire playmate-of-the-month warmly assesses her own undewy flesh, the movie gives off a happy vibe of appreciation -- for the dignity of the real Rylstone lot, the actresses who play them so lovingly, and the simple, flower-bed borders of the story.
  2. 75
    May be boomer-baiting formula, but this ingratiating, big-hearted holiday treat is as British as plum pudding - and the closest thing on the market to the famous Ealing comedies.
  3. Reviewed by: Ruthe Stein
    75
    Charming movie,
  4. Both Mirren and Walters are successfully cast against type.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Though the film is never dull, and playing by the cast is spirited, it's actually a surprisingly gentle movie, with no big "Full Monty"-like finale to send auds buzzing into the street.
  6. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    60
    The caliber of the cast, led by Mirren and Walters, elevates the material above movie-of-the-week level, and viewers can relish seeing these fine actresses play against type.
  7. The actresses are terrific together, and it’s nice to see Helen Mirren smiling onscreen for a change. And although Calendar Girls is resolutely pleasant, the movie never really goes much beyond that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DrJ.
    Oct 28, 2006
    10
    A wonderful, insightful, delicate comedy which touches the heart and brings out the one thing we all hate to talk about...CANCER. Older women A wonderful, insightful, delicate comedy which touches the heart and brings out the one thing we all hate to talk about...CANCER. Older women do have wonderful charm and to age with grace is a virtue. BRAVO to their courage. Expand

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