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Calendar Girls (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 January 2004 (USA)
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A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

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Middle aged Chris Harper and Annie Clarke are best friends. They spend much of their time at their local Knapely, Yorkshire County chapter of the Women's Institute (WI), whose motto is "enlightenment, fun and friendship". Although they like most of the women at the WI (the friendship part), they, but the perceived flaky Chris in particular, hold the way Marie, the local president, runs the chapter with derision. They find much of what goes on there, especially the monthly presentations, banal and devoid of enlightenment and fun. Equally as banal was last year's fund-raising calendar, featuring local bridges, which raised a meager £75.60, with this year's proposed calendar, local churches, promising to be even more so. After Annie's husband John passes away from leukemia, Chris wants the WI to provide a memorial in his memory: a new sofa for the family room at the hospital. The one Chris wants to buy costs £999, which she proposes to raise by changing the fund-raising calendar to one ... Written by Huggo

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Some ladies will do anything for a good cause. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for nudity, some language and drug-related material | See all certifications »

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1 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Chicas de calendario  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,762,505 (UK) (12 September 2003)

Gross:

$31,011,616 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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Trivia

Contrary to the depiction in the film, the proposal for the calendar enjoyed broad support in the Women's Institute organisation. See more »

Goofs

When the leader of the WI comes to visit Annie, she gives her a bunch of Gerberas. When Annie is arranging them in the vase the stems are much longer than the bunch was when it was wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Bookshop Owner: The WI calendar? No love.
Chris: But I definitely sent you some. See? Minstergate Bookshop, 50.
Bookshop Owner: I know. And I got 'em. I put 'em out at nine o'clock and by ten past nine, we'd sold out.
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The cast list is split into two halves. The first thirteen actors/characters (Helen Mirren/Chris to John Fortune/Frank) are followed by the main crew such as the producers, writer and director, with the remaining cast appearing after this. See more »

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Referenced in 'Calendar Girls': Creating the Calendar (2004) See more »

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Black Cat Blues
Written by Bert Jansch
Published by Sanctuary Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Bert Jansch
(p) 2002 Bert Jansch
Licensed courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
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"The Full Monty" Reprised With Females
2 January 2004 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

This delightful female cast, brings back to the screen an excellent, entertaining, funny, and dramatic wicked elegance of The Full Monty phenomenon with a feminine twist. Julie Waters in a Supporting Actress Oscar performance together with Helen Mirren easily capture the British wry humor and the typical stuck-up attitude of old English propriety its predecessor. There are great moments of laughter and sobering moments of reality and realization of sacrifice, loss, betrayal. One of the best movies of the year. Nine out of ten stars.


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