“Calendar Girls” is a mildly amusing film
based upon actual events about a group
of mature women in England who, in
order to raise money, spice up the
annual fund-raising calendar by
appearing nude. Except for the script,
a lot of effort went into this production.
I would have swapped the leads
because Helen Mirren’s strong suit
is not comedy. There are funny scenes.
but instead of being light, a soap
opera sub-plot is tossed in mid-way.
What should have been a gem,
becomes a rock.
GRADE = “C-”