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5.0 out of 5 stars
On Par With Full Monty, 16 Dec. 2003
Calendar girls is a typically Britsh film and has echoes of Full Monty running through it. However it is the excellent cast of British actresses, Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, Annette Crosbie to name but a few that really make this movie something special. You will be surprised by the number of faces that you recognise in this film, like John Alderton, and not all of them in major roles.
It has that understated quality that makes it very believable and draws the audience into the story, triggering emotions along with the experiences of the characters. There are films that have made me laugh and some that have made me cry, this is the first that did both at the same time. There are a number of human issues dealt with in the film without overt drama but in a warm and very genuine manner.
And there is most definitely humour. Definitely a British classic and one for the collection!