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Calendar Girls is a 2003 British comedy starring Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, and Geraldine James, based on the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produce a nude calendar to raise money for Leukemia research after the husband of one has been diagnosed. In a way, it is the Spiritual Antithesis of 1997's The Full Monty.

Calendar Girls was adapted into a stage play opening in 2008, and a musical opening in 2017.


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  • Gonna Need More X: Chris says this to Lawrence, the terrified photographer as he's about to take the first photograph (one of Celia topless behind a pile of iced bun thingys) — "We're going to need considerably bigger buns."
  • Sarcastic Confession: Chris enters a store-bought cake into a baking contest, which it wins. When the judges call her up to share the secrets of her success, she says that she followed her mother's advice, the last part of which is to buy one at the store. Everyone thinks she's kidding.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: When the Women's Institutes interview for photographers, there is a montage of the rejects: The first one has almost only done photos of poodles, the second is photo artist with an... interesting portfolio, the third mostly does photos of orchids and leaves when he finds out what kind of photos they want, and the fourth is an old lech who gets turned away at the door.
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