Sunday, June 13, 2010

Calendar Girls….

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No…not that type of calendar girl! The movie that was named Calendar Girls. Have you ever seen it? I just got done watching it and i loved it!…just loved it!!

image It took me 7 years to find it!!  If you haven’t seen it you must! Go on out and rent it or order it up from Netflix….it’s hilarious, inspiring, thought provoking and just plain fun. It’s also a true story. A brief bio…..

Calendar Girls Biography

Chris and Annie are the best of friends – very different, but very close. Living in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, their peaceful lives are shattered when Annie's husband dies of leukaemia. An active member of the local Women's Institute, Chris enlists the support of her fellow members in a fund-raising initiative for the local hospital. Her seemingly traditional idea is to produce a calendar, with a different woman photographed for each month. Each one will be engaged in a classic WI task, such as jam making, flower pressing and knitting. Sounds traditional enough, but her idea has a radical twist - the women will be in the nude. Before they know it, the women are hitting the headlines at home and abroad. Whisked whirlwind publicity tour, they take their turn on the talk shows and in magazine photo-shoots. Amidst the hype and glamour, the friendship between Chris and Annie is put to the test.

Here’s a trailer from the movie…..

I found this page with some of the original photos of them….really brave of them all….

                               Calendar girls reunite

       What a bunch of cool gals huh?

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                  Sorry….I couldn’t resist! :)

7 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

I saw this way back! It was a wonderful movie!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this movie!!!! it is the greatest and it is a true story! to make you feel better, i rarely eat any of the food i make. my diet is very boring. and egg and toast for lunch and a baked potato with buttermilk and chives for dinner. sometimes a salad or soup. if i ate my food i would weigh a ton!

Kathleen said...

I remember hearing about this movie a few years back, but I have never seen it. I MUST see it. It looks like so much fun!
I can't believe how behind I am on your blog. How did you get three entries past me???? I have had trouble focusing latley....and doing lots of Physical therapy. Hope all is well with you, love & hugs, Kathleen

Elenka said...

oooo....I know all about the calendar, but I wasn't aware of the movie. Thanks for a fun post. I will definitely see it one day.

Claudia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I know of this movie, but I haven't seen it yet. I'll have to rent it from Netflix!

Claudia said...

I forgot to say how touched I was about what you wrote about your mother. I can only imagine how hard it must be to lose your mom. My mother is getting weaker and that is a reality that I am trying to grasp,although I don't want to. I lost my brother 19 years ago and I miss him every day.

Take care,
Claudia

Shelia said...

Hi Debbie! I've heard of this movie but have never seen it! I'll be on the look out for it.
You are so sweet and I really appreciate you kind encouraging comments you leave me. It's so nice to know we both have musical backgrounds. Music is so important to me and I know it is to you too.
If you find the song your folks wrote with the song titles you'll have to post about it! I'd love to hear it.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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