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Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame is a movie starring Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Judi Dench. Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.

Other Titles
Τσάι με τις Κυρίες, Tea With the Dames, Nothing like a dame, Chá Com As Damas, Tea with the Dames - Ein unvergesslicher Nachmittag, Tea with the Dames, Te med Damerne, Szlachectwo (nie) zobowiązuje, Tea With the Dames - Ein unvergesslicher Nachmittag, Tea With The Dames
Running Time
1 hours 24 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Roger Michell
Actors
Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.

Comments about documentary «Nothing Like a Dame» (22)

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Jeremy Contreras

Lily (the lead), a 27-year-old single mom, shares a house with her teenage daughter. Every Friday night, the daughter's friend Riley (the son) invites a group of friends over to watch his movie. Lily and Riley disagree over the merits of the movie, but do go out to enjoy it together. In typical Lily fashion, Riley feels the need to explain his perspective. Why didn't she listen to him? Riley wants Lily to feel comfortable with him and to keep her opinions to herself. Lily's mom agrees to lend her permission to watch the movie, while Riley insists that she stay at home and watch the movie with her daughter. There's no easy way to say this: Lily has a difficult relationship with her daughter. She wants to support her daughter but is frustrated by her daughter's beliefs. Although Riley is trying to give her approval, Lily still feels that Riley is cheating on her. In the end, Riley is unwilling to listen to Lily and has to quit watching his movie. Lily's mother has to defend her daughter, and her mother finally gives in to Lily's argument. The camera stays on Riley for about 5 minutes. Once Riley turns up, Lily's mother leaves for the evening. Lily is sad, depressed, and frustrated, and she regrets being a mother. The camera stays on Riley for about 10 minutes. It's actually much longer than that, because Riley seems to show Lily in a very negative light. As a result, Lily feels like her daughter is abandoning her. The two children continue to argue, and the family's relationship becomes even more strained. The camera does not stay on Riley for an extra five minutes. In contrast, Riley continues to watch the movie with his daughter, and it is much more pleasant. During the movie, Riley seems more like a parent and less like a grouch, and Lily is able to feel a sense of comfort and security. The movie also shows Riley and Lily bonding over a movie, as opposed to just a disagreement. In summary, I would definitely recommend this movie. The film does not use any special effects, but instead uses a combination of interviews with parents and kids, and footage from the movie. In general, the movie is a good representation of what parents and kids experience in their relationship with one another. Lily's mom describes her relationship with Riley, and how she feels that Riley "has become a parent for Riley." Lily also discusses her experiences with her dad, and how her dad was never around, but instead spent his time doing his own thing. This is a great movie that parents can watch together. Parents can learn a lot from it.

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Kenneth Wallace

Here in the UK I think the title is more in the spirit of "The Nationalities and Nationalities of the English People" and more in the spirit of a documentary from the 1930s. It is certainly true that the British are of a different nationality from the Americans, so it makes for a good documentary, however I don't think it was aimed at a general audience. I think people who liked the film "The Native" were looking for more than just a documentary. I would like to believe that the title is a sort of joke and that the title is supposed to be taken in a fun or playful way, but this just doesn't seem to be the case. The two main themes in the film are those of prejudice and the desire for unity. The title is not meant to be taken seriously and to me it isn't funny or clever. I do like that the film deals with the argument about British-American equality, but the film seems to be rather negative in its approach to this. The film is not very political and doesn't take a very 'positive' view of Britain or America, which I am very interested in. I think it is a good film, but that it is in a sense downplayed compared to the rest of the film.

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Sara Harrison

It has been a long time since I saw a film with this many layers. I am now at a point where I watch a movie to absorb the gist of the story, to immerse myself in the settings. But then when it comes to the amazing people involved in the film I have a lot of questions. When I think of Lee, I don't think of characters I would want to work with. I think of people I love, and that would be my bandmates, and then I think of the filmmakers. While watching this movie, I was left wondering what it is the filmmakers were trying to accomplish and what they were trying to convey, and I found myself thinking if it wasn't for the filmmakers, I would have found this film unenjoyable. I would have felt lost if I wasn't interested in this story. I think if it wasn't for the directors, I would have found this film unenjoyable.

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Joe

There are, sadly, many films that aren't "well-made", but leave the viewer wanting for more. This documentary is one of those. Not exactly a "one-of-a-kind" type documentary, but a film to see. Much of the work that is done by the film crew (which includes a director, producer, actress and a cameraman) is done in-camera, and in real time, and very quickly. The clips that are shown in this documentary are mostly real footage that can be found on Youtube. Some of the videos are really short and sweet, but others are really long and drawn-out. The style of the film reminds me of an MTV documentary. There is a documentary style to the editing, and also, of the interviews. As well as being a viewer, it is great to see the people that are involved with making and/or producing the film talking about what the finished product is like. When I read some of the reviews of this documentary, I thought it was really great, and a great way to pass the time while having a good time. The DVD is a good, professional looking, DVD that features interviews with actors and production crew that talk about the film. The DVD also has a special feature called "11 Things I Learned while Making This Film", which is basically the cast and crew talking about their experience making and/or producing this film. The DVD also includes a selection of screen shots from the film, with which you can see just what a small team of art directors, camera operators, writers and/or a composer went through in making this film. Overall, this documentary is a must-see for anyone who has been to a film festival, film festival like I have, or anybody that likes to watch a good documentary. It is a movie to really enjoy while having a good time. I rate it 7/10.

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Kenneth T.

I just saw this documentary at the British Film Awards, it is a must see. I am quite a fan of the documentary maker himself, Rod Liddle. This is his first feature length film and it shows. It was very powerful, and interesting, and a lot of fun to watch. I found the scene with him and Hugh Grant quite funny. It also shows the intense work of the crew and crew of the Titanic, but it is a minor complaint. The movie itself is quite long, and I found myself being bored a few times. I would give it a 7 out of 10.

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Gary W.

The idea that a man living inside an artificial womb has the same basic life experiences as a man living in the real world is the central conceit of this documentary, and what makes it interesting is that it's a testament to the incredible scientific ingenuity and inventiveness of the men who made this film. However, all the research done to make this documentary is very much out of date, and today we can actually make artificial wombs, such as in the documentary. In order to make a comparison, the womb in the documentary is about 6 inches in diameter, while the womb in the actual man's body is around 9 inches. The difference is, with the womb you can talk to your kids at all times, and your wife can cuddle with you. Even if the womb would be as perfect as the man's was in the documentary, there would still be no way to express love, or something close to it. The womb in the documentary is not even usable for one's wife, because it's just a glass shell, with a hole in the middle that sucks air and keeps the baby inside. The artificial womb that the doc discusses is nothing but a glass box, but with some kind of artificial ventilation system, so the baby can breathe, and with the artificial ventilation system the man's life can be improved by having more of it. Another feature in the womb is the ability to express a specific emotion, and in the real world this emotion would be considered by some as insane, but here in the documentary it's clearly stated that this woman is just human, and she is all alone in the womb, and nothing else can touch her. This is a fascinating doc, but don't expect to be challenged on this subject any more than you were expecting to see the film.

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Russell H.

Great, balanced, documentary about the local Kiwi gay scene. New Zealand's gay and lesbian population has been growing steadily since the early 1980s, but it is currently decreasing in population due to the so-called war on drugs. The film focuses on two gay men, Nick and Andrew, who are undergoing treatment in Sydney, Australia. The films focus mostly on Nick, a young man who had lived in Auckland for several years and then moved back to the country, but who got out on bail one day to find work in New York. Andrew, who came out of a 12 year prison stint earlier this year, had been living in a relative's home in the country for a few years but was about to be released on bail. The two men move to Sydney to work as part-time delivery drivers in a professional escort agency. The film really looks into the economic plight of the gay and lesbian community in Sydney. The gay and lesbian community in Australia is known for their support of local businesses. But as the gay men in the film are trapped by a lack of job opportunities in their state, they have no way to support themselves. This has led to more and more men leaving the community. For Nick and Andrew, the economic difficulties they face in Sydney makes it difficult to justify a future relationship with another man. The story is told in a very straightforward, but well-researched manner. There are some shocking and heartbreaking scenes, and the film touches on some very important issues. But the film is really not a documentary, so don't be surprised if it doesn't turn out to be the life-changing experience it might first appear to be. The film is just as important as any story about gay people in the gay community. The issue of gay marriage has been the subject of much controversy in Australia. The film didn't offer any argument as to why gay people shouldn't get married, but we could see the pride in the men in the audience. The main message of the film is to not be scared of who you are, and to have faith in the person you love. Although you may end up hating your partner, you have to accept that they are happy for themselves, and that is what matters.

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Jeremy W.

Following the death of an American soldier during the Iraq War, a young Iraqi man is imprisoned in a British prison for five years for killing his fellow soldier. However, the film contains many controversial aspects of the war, namely the treatment of the women. It is not the women who are the main focus, but rather the men, and their experiences during the Iraq War. The film explores some very troubling issues, and the film itself has some interesting qualities. However, it is never as strong or as thought-provoking as it could be. Overall, "Not like a Dame" is an interesting film that is worth seeing. It is often humorous, but is also touching, and sometimes moving. The film takes a very progressive, albeit disturbing, view of war, and therefore may be difficult to watch for some viewers.

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Elizabeth

After a number of years, Charlie Chaplin's early films for the Studio Soho are finally released in glorious, re-cut, all-new versions for the VHS format. The charm of the old films are lost on this new and totally overdone broadcast, as this has all of the great star names and a few of their funniest bits. However, for a Charlie Chaplin movie, it's pretty tiring, as it's really just about two hours of footage, not much new here. I guess the casting isn't that great for the rest of the film, but you get to see great performances from Charlie, Eddie and Norma Jean, and after all, it's the best of Charlie Chaplin movies. It is very difficult to make a Charlie Chaplin movie, but all the old bits are very enjoyable, and the documentary makes them all look so damn funny. However, it's really too bad to see this just get an 11, as it's far from a masterpiece. It's not even that good, as it's pretty boring, and I don't think the kid actor in this is very good. His performance is all over the place and he just looks bored, so you get a much better performance from the kids who are trying to pull off all the Charlie Chaplin routines. As for the look of the new film, it's still kinda lame, it just looks like they didn't have much money for the extra effects, and the atmosphere of the movie is still kinda flat, and the editing is still pretty amateur. However, the extras are still pretty funny, especially the little Charlie Chaplin impersonators. And it's nice to see a few classic Chaplin movie clips, but it's not nearly as fun as the old movies. But this is still a very entertaining film, and it's worth the wait. But I've seen better from them all, so this doesn't really count as a bad Charlie Chaplin film.

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Amanda Coleman

Of all the British documentaries I've watched, this is the best. The acting is good and the running time is a good length. We get to know the character of the main character very well. Even if you don't know anything about Jane Austen, you'll at least learn a little bit about her. The one drawback of the film is that it is very French in its presentation. This means that for the rest of the movie, you'll find it hard to keep up with the French. This is a movie you can watch over and over again.

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Vincent R.

The few new voices in this doc were excellent, considering the hour and a half, some of the interviewees were more knowledgeable than the participants and one participant spoke clearly and in a brisk, lucid manner and did not come across as easily programmed or as an organized protester. All of the voices were absolutely fascinating, and I have to wonder how much of their stories were true. The most important and timely story for me was the one that was the most difficult to hear about. I had heard that a woman was found dead in the woods of Ohio, but this documentary did not give me the name of the officer involved. It also did not give me any details of what actually happened to the woman, only that she was found in the woods and was taken to the hospital. The doc dropped me into the woods, I didn't know who or where I was or what had happened to me or to the woman. The doc also did not go into the possible reasons for the woman's death. The doc gave me the name of the officer involved but did not give me any details about the case. The documentary was a real disappointment. I thought the doc would shed some light on the tragedy. The doc gave me a glimpse of what I could have been facing, and that was death. This is a tragedy that happened in the United States and had the potential to be a national tragedy.

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Harry

Before watching this film I had been looking at lots of reviews about the director and the film. I knew it was a good film but I couldn't really decide. This has to be one of the worst films I've ever watched. If you think this is a documentary about Blair Witch the answer is yes, you are right. This is a documentary about a family that goes on a pilgrimage to the wilderness. The director does a good job of explaining how the family got there. The mother does an excellent job explaining how she and her children managed to survive. Unfortunately the director does not explain how the family got there. You can't know the way it was for the most part, so you have to ask yourself 'why'. It was just too easy for me to write this review. Maybe I'm a little biased as I am from a rural area. Maybe I am just a little too stupid to understand the point of the film. Overall I will say that the film is worth watching, just not a good one. I hope this was what the director had in mind, I thought he was a good director.

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Michael Owens

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of this documentary at the Austin Film Festival. The documentary is a wonderful combination of interviews with actors, actresses and directors. The film looks at the industry from the person to the director, and at the movement of a film like this. Most of the stories are great, although the music in the interviews is very difficult to understand. At the end of the day, though, the film is very informative and very inspirational.

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Albert G.

This documentary starts in the late 1800s when women ran the country and were powerful in a global sense. They had their own newspapers, they fought for their own rights, and they used their influence to stop women from being put into workhouses. In 1919 it is believed that they were losing ground in the war, but at that time there was not a lot of press coverage. It is believed that the feminists had an immediate effect on changing the way women were looked upon in society. This was most obvious during World War II when the Nazis were believed to be very cruel and vicious, but these ideas were not thought to be from religion, but from a lack of understanding. There is a lot of drama in the film, but I thought it was well-done and I felt the content was somewhat plausible and plausible. It is a great documentary and should be seen by everyone.

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Patrick W.

This is a documentary about a band called "The Promised Land" from South Dakota. They're members of the "Wild Bunch" band, the two main members (and the drummer) of which were the house band at the Presbyterian church the two members attended when they were kids. The band was a "bluegrass" band, but they also used to sing country and western. Their recordings are pretty good, but you have to wonder how a band could have such a great sound and yet never make any money. They did a concert film in 1986 which does show some of their more dramatic moments, like when the lead singer is hospitalized after being attacked by a rabid dog. The band actually played in its last concert in 1991, but it was in a church not a rock club. A couple members even got married, but the band never really got big. The film runs about 80 minutes, so it's a good length to watch it with your music-loving friends and to remind yourself that you were once in a band like that.

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Cheryl Green

There's so much to learn from this film, it could probably fill an entire volume of your high school civics course. It is a fantastic documentary. It shows the look of downtown Detroit, while showcasing the lives of the many survivors of the destruction. It also shows the politics of the time, and also the history of race relations in the city. Much of the material was left out of the final edition of the book "Detroit: The Great American Disaster" by Donald Richie, but still, it's a really great documentary. It should be seen by everyone. I don't want to ruin any more of the film, but it's a good place to start.

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Emily W.

The British Film Industry used to be strong with some great movies in the past that have influenced, challenged and even inspired the film industry to create great movies that people can watch again and again. 'The Merry Widow' is a great example of this. It's an extremely interesting and powerful piece of cinema and a true masterpiece. 'The Merry Widow' is a great piece of work that I think everyone should see if they haven't already. This is a really high quality piece of work that definitely deserves a lot more attention than it has received. It's one of those films that really shows that good movies do not always have to be sequels or reboot movies or whatever. It's just a great movie with a strong story, great cast and great writing. There is something in this film that makes it really stand out. It's a perfect example of a 'British' film that is really worth seeing. I know that 'The Merry Widow' has some of the best acting and directing to be seen in years and it is a fantastic film, but I just can't help but think that it is a great film because it is really unique and really stands out. If you're a fan of the British Film Industry, I would definitely recommend you to see this film. 'The Merry Widow' is an incredibly powerful piece of work that is a true masterpiece.

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Deborah Hopkins

You might expect a documentary on Robert Schuller or any other of the original "cure for homosexuality" advocates. You might expect a "gay" group that opposes gay marriage and is vehemently anti-gay. Well, you get all those things here. If you like documentaries, you should check this one out. It's a tough film, and a very, very interesting one. The story starts with a man who is gay but still does live in the closet, where he still dresses as a man but he does not identify as gay. After living like that for years, he lives a very real life of dealing with life and relationships. He had a gay brother, he has an ex-husband, a child, and two ex-boyfriends. He loves his ex-husband and feels terrible about his gay friend. He has a pretty strong view on how gay people are treated in the world. And he has no problem with another man with AIDS. All that changed when he discovered he was being treated like a murderer by a police officer for living as a gay man. The story of this man is interesting. It starts with what he thinks of his life, the things he does and does not like. Then, he starts to describe how the police officer treats him, and he sees how horrible his life is. Then he has a family crisis, and he finds a cure for his heart condition and eventually has a son. The film is done very well. I thought it was very interesting. There is a lot of documentary footage of the "cure for homosexuality" movement and lots of interviews with people involved in the movement, but it's interesting because the director doesn't just talk to the movement leaders and then has the same conversation with them over and over again. He has a film crew follow the movement from California to Los Angeles, taking hundreds of pictures. Then he interviews them. Then he gets to see their reactions to the film. He gets to see people's lives. It's a great film. If you're into documentaries, I suggest you see this one. It's a good one.

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Terry B.

I'm writing this on the phone from the airport and the film is right next to me. It's a nice balance. She's a phenomenal actress. So what if she's out of the loop? She is the greatest presence to have been in an American movie of the last 5 years. Of course, it's better to have a veteran like her than a newcomer. But I wish she was on screen more. She definitely had something of an edge to her. She was charismatic. But she didn't convey that element of being extraordinary to me. When I see her on screen, I'm never bored or distracted. I don't care if it's an all-star cast. I don't care if her name is on the marquee. It's a very large ensemble piece that I'm sure will age beautifully. It's still a welcome change of pace to see the woman at the top of her game. But the issue of her age really gets in the way of that experience. I would be more excited if she was a newlywed that suddenly faced a major challenge and rose to the occasion. But I'm a bit disappointed in that aspect. You just don't get that sense. This is all about her and her success. And I'll accept that. But I wish she could have been in the mix more. I know she's got a lot of talent and a lot of self-confidence. It's not always the same. But I feel like it was overdone. There's a great supporting actor, no big star there. There's also a great filmmaker, no big star there. But the filmmaking is very good. I hope she gets more recognition. And of course, she has a lot to do with the movie. It's a very ambitious project. The director was someone I'd never heard of before. Maybe she was a big Hollywood star when I was younger. But the woman is a visionary. She's not just a one-trick pony. I also admire her willingness to take risks. That's another side of her that's very different from what I've come to know about her. There was a very unusual cameo where the woman was wearing a white wedding dress. I think she did that herself. It's a really nice homage to an old Hollywood tradition. I don't know if you'll recognize this female star. It's because it's the first starlet I've ever heard of to have been in that movie. I think it's a very interesting project. I don't know what else to say except that it's an interesting and brave effort. It shows a lot of effort on her part. If the movie had gotten the recognition it deserves, I think it would've gotten a great deal more coverage. I don't know if the movie was made for awards. But there are certainly elements of 'The Fountain' that have become clichés and clichis. I do wish there were more of her in that. But I think the film was good. I would have preferred the actress she played.

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Samantha

An extract from the notes from the author of this book. A collection of photographs, taped and set up with a hand-held camera, from the careers of several actors and actresses from the last few decades of the twentieth century. Not only the movie stars but some of the executives that were, are or will be in the future. A wonderful collection.

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Katherine

This documentary is about Lucy Peirce, a teenager from New York who was abused by her father and subjected to chronic physical abuse in a family home. The abuse made her believe she was a paedophile and led her to kill herself. This documentary shows a wide range of her memories, the impact of the abuse on her psyche and the reasons she was willing to kill herself. A very gripping documentary, very well made and has a lot of emotion and a lot of conflict. It can be depressing and depressing at the same time, but I personally think it's great that they put these stories in a documentary format.

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Madison

I have not read a book by Anne Johnson, but I must agree with the reviewers who noted that in many ways this film reminded me of one of her novels. It is enjoyable and it may serve as a useful reminder to an aspiring writer. But I believe there is a simple formula here: 1) Things you love and have done are shown 2) You are asked to take stock of your life 3) you have a "in" moment while doing it, but it is not meaningful and the time has passed already 4) You feel this is over 5) You do a write-up of your time as a student in the school I attended 6) you are rewarded with a nice dinner 7) you write it up 8) you check your personal box on the bio, which is a great way to forget that you have never gotten any funding from anybody, and you will now be a walking PR piece 9) your time is taken, you do what you did 10) you are saved from the writer's block, you write a big article about yourself about what a great writer you were.The point is you do it the way you did it the first time.If you want to be a better writer, then think like a writer, not like a follower.I found this film to be very relatable and in all honesty, I am probably the typical reviewer who got this movie through the cinema system. My husband and I watched it on a Saturday evening, and both of us said it was a good 90 minutes. Some reviewers noted that the film takes place in a post-punk rock scene, but I agree. I am glad that a film like this is being made. It really did make me reflect on the role of the art-house film. I read a review that said that to become successful as a filmmaker you must also be a good reader. Well, I found myself thinking that too. It is too bad that the writers and producers didn't realise the need to make this film more than an opportunity to say "I wrote the screenplay". It really is a brilliant idea to film a film and film the life of the writers, producers and actors, especially on the subject of art-house. At least that way, it could have been in part a real documentary.