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FilmNothing Like A Dame

Friday January 11th at 3 PM


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Roger Mitchell · UK · 2018 · 84 mins · PG

99% on Rotten Tomatoes!

Five Star Rating! The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film. I can’t for the life of me think of any other recent documentary in which I have laughed pretty much all the way through. It is nothing more nor less than an acerbic round-table chat between four of British theatre’s most famed dames: Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins and Maggie Smith, which takes place at the country home Plowright shared with her late husband, Laurence Olivier.

This is outrageously camp, with sensational stills and archive footage and very brisk assessment of the past – utterly unsentimental. Inevitably, there is a fair bit of discussion of the male monsters in their lives, particularly Larry. I would have loved to hear a discussion on a wider range of issues, but with a film this much fun, it seems churlish to ask for anything else. –Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“A consistently hilarious 90-minute chat that could have gone on for twice as long.” –The Wrap

“Each of these dames of the realm gets to play the choicest of roles: herself.” Boston Globe“Don't miss the chance to bask in the pleasure of their company.” Rolling StoneCast Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Roger Michell