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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Helen Mirren
Julie Walters
Penelope Wilton
Annette Crosbie
Celia Imrie
Ciaran Hinds
Directors
Nigel Cole
Screenwriters
Juliette Towhidi
Tim Firth
Running Time
108 minutes

Calendar Girls
The true story of the Women's Institute members who stripped for charity


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Plot
Chris and Annie are two of the more rebellious women of the Knapely W.I. When Annie's husband's dies of leukaemia, Chris comes up with the novel idea of cajoling fellow members into posing for a calendar to raise money for leukaemia research - but the catch is, they'll pose naked.


Verdict
While Calendar Girls will still have Daily Mail readers quivering with excitement behind their newspapers and will thrill older audiences, an unnecessary third act stops the film being a crowdpleaser for all generations.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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