Helen Mirren plays Chris, the ringleader, based on the real-life Tricia Stewart and Julie Walters is her best friend Annie, based on Angela Baker whose husband died of leukaemia. It's in his name that the unusual bid for charity funds was launched.
The calendar girls raised well over half a million pounds but the media spotlight changed their lives forever. As they feel their way uncertainly in a world that is completely new to them, the story moves from Yorkshire to London to Hollywood. Along the way a funny, poignant and beguiling tale of grit and determination unfolds, as the women encounter the seductive charm - and dangers - of life in the spotlight and, ultimately, discover the enduring power of love and friendship.
What the critics are saying:
"...Calendar Girls is a delight, full of great one-liners, quirky character-based comedy, and two excellent lead performances..."- Jamie Russell, BBCi"Nigel Cole's feature-length sitcom Calendar Girls is perhaps the most blatant attempt yet to exploit the popularity of The Full Monty."- Ed Gonzalez, Slant"...an extremely enjoyable, moving film that has a genuine sense of joie de vivre about it..."- Matthew Turner, View London
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