Calendar Girl Reviews

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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
May 28, 2013
On film, the story's charm fades fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 28, 2013
In this meant-to-be-charming saga of youthful adventure set in 1962, Priestley is the dead weight.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Either Calendar Girl is a blatant attempt to showcase Jason Priestley (of Beverly Hills 90210 fame), or it's an undertaking to make a big-screen copy of the popular 70s sitcom Happy Days.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
As good as any movie can be with Jason Priestley in the lead.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Calendar Girl is clearly waiting to catch the next ride to video oblivion.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 28, 2013
Can't we just agree to let Marilyn Monroe rest in peace?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Gilstrap
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Priestley] tries hard, but the numskull script has him beat.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
When so few brain cells have been shed during the making of a movie, it seems foolish for others to expend more than their share figuring things out after the fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers, bound and determined to bring back the "horny teenager" genre of the early '80s, offer something offensive at every turn.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 19, 2002
Unfunny, unconvincing nostalgia trip
| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Other films, like Robert Zemeckis's I Wanna Hold Your Hand, have had infinitely more fun with similar ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Poor teen period piece. Not enough Marilyn Monroe, and a god-awful chase subplot.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
April 8, 2009
Masquerading as a wild romantic adventure, Calendar Girl is actually a dull, sanctimonious morality tale about the meaning of friendship and manhood in the manner of James Dean's melodramas.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
The film revives the voyeuristic smarminess of early-'80s spring-break comedies, only now it's passed off as soulful nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: D

Film4
May 24, 2003
You've seen it all before.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 28, 2013
A hackneyed period comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2013
As such, it's a cute picture; if you were looking for the ideal word to describe Calendar Girl, it might be watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 28, 2013
Sweet and airy and pleasantly nostalgic, Jason Priestley's first starring vehicle is cotton-candy entertainment for summer's end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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