Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  84 min.
Release Date: November 30, 2018 - Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Waterloo, Victoria

Current rating: Rating: 2.50
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith


What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them.

They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.

Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats - up close and unfiltered.

Director: Roger Michell
Studio: Sundance Selects
Producer(s): Karen Steyn

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  • 4 stars "Loved seeing their interactions. Theatre lovers will find this fascinating."
  • 1 star "Love these actresses, who had very interesting personal and professional lives. But this film was so dull with a forced artificial feel to it. Would not recommend it. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, who are usually an excellent actresses, had enormous difficulty injecting enthusiasm into this documentary which produced a rather boring result."