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Title:
Calendar girls
Author:
Barton, Nick.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Touchstone Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When Chris' best friend Annie loses her husband, Chris derives a scheme to memoralize him. The two women, along with some of their friends - all fiftysomething women - will make a nude calendar to raise money for the hospital where he died. The calendar becomes hugely popular. Based on actual events, this story carefully balances the stories of several women as it follows the media explosion. A moving tale of loss, determination, and the perils of fame.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for nudity, some language and drug-related material.
ISBN:
9780788849008
UPC:
786936227932
Format :
DVD

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Nigel Cole directs the feel-good comedy Calendar Girls, based on the true story of a group of working-class British housewives who became overnight celebrities by posing for a nude calendar in order to raise more than $500,000 pounds for a new leukemia unit. The film follows the adventures of best friends Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Julie Walters), both members of the charitable Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire. After Annie's husband John (John Alderton) succumbs to leukemia, the friends are motivated to take some action. They convince the group to craft a tastefully nude calendar featuring the usual ladies' activities of gardening and baking, as photographed by the young amateur Lawrence (Philip Glenister). Despite the disapproval of the Institute's leader Marie (Geraldine James), the calendar quickly becomes a best-seller and leads the group to Hollywood. Ciaran Hinds appears as Chris' husband Rod Harper. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi