Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


Calendar Girls

They dropped everything for a good cause.

Directed by: Nigel Cole

Written by: Tim Firth, Juliette Towhidi

Starring: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Philip Glenister, Ciarán Hinds

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2003 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  0
  • Awards:  0


  • Viewers17% of raters (71st place)
  • Average Rating: 7.00 (not enough ratings to place)
  • Weighted Rank: 117 (79th place)


When Annie (Julie Walters) loses her husband to cancer, her best friend Chris (Helen Mirren) organizes a fundraiser for the hospital that treated getting their friends to pose nude for a calendar.

Although Calendar Girls received consideration for several nominations, it ultimately fell short in every category.


Cosmique Movie Nominations

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Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    Has it really been twenty years since I first saw Julie Walters in "Educating Rita," and more than a decade since Helen Mirren first crossed my radar in "Prime Suspect"? And now here they are with graying hair. It's astonishing. (Helen Mirren at least managed for forewarn me with her appearance in "Gosford Park," for which she co-won a Cosmo for Best Supporting Actress.)

    "Calendar Girls" is in some ways like "The Full Monty," only a little older with a tad more estrogen. Although it is a comedy, the film - like most good comedies - shows heart, depth, solid characterization, and an opportunity for the characters to evolve and grow. There are no real surprises in the film, but it nevertheless is immensely enjoyable and well worth seeing.

    In addition to Best Comedy, for which the film could be a strong competitor for a nomination, Helen Mirren could score her second Cosmo nomination with the film, this time in a leading role, and Julie Walters could also be considered for Best Supporting Actress. Both are on pundits' medium-range lists for possible Oscar consideration. And the film could also conceivably be considered for Best Historical; though the events only occurred about four years ago, they are real events, which in some ways makes it a likelier candidate than the highly fictionalized "Master and Commander" and its ilk. It's one drawback here, aside from the recentness of the events depicted, is that the film, as heartwarming and as wonderful as it is, doesn't really portray the issues of its time (unlike a film like "Shattered Glass," for example). It could have occurred any time within the last few decades, or the next few, which weakens its "Best Historical" claims but may strengthen it in other ways.

    My grade: A -

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