Picture from Calendar Girls
Overall C+

Would you drop everything to help a good cause? Well, Annie Clarke (Julie Walters) and Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) are willing. After Annie's husband dies of cancer, the two women, and ten of their friends, shed their clothes and pose for pictures that will be published in a calendar and sold to raise money for research.

Violence A
Sexual Content D+
Profanity C
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for nudity, some language and drug-related material

Calendar Girls

The most recent home video release of this movie is May 3, 2004. Here are some details…

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Another example of being motivated by a tragedy is found in the movie Lorenzo’s Oil. Also based on a true story, Augusto and Michaela Odone made a significant contribution to adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) research after their only child was diagnosed with this rare and terminal disease. Although the stories are fictional, the Free Willy series raised awareness for the plight of a killer whale being kept in captivity.

The official site of the Rylstone & Districts’ Alternative WI Calendar is: www.daelnet.net/rylstonewi.

For more information about the real calendar girls, check out this article: www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,178359,00.html.