Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Tea with the Dames proves there's plenty of entertainment value to be found in rounding up a quartet of screen legends for a chat -- and is likely to leave audiences wishing these stars would keep brewing up pots for an ongoing series.

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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.

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We're offered the precious illusion that we're close enough with four pillars of English theatre that they're chatting to us about their memories and feelings; that we get to see them as people and as friends.

Nov 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

I guarantee that the appearance of the end credits will leave you wanting much more.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

While these four actresses are magnificent, their choice of directors is less so; Roger Mitchell (Notting Hill, Hyde Park on the Hudson) makes his biggest contribution by moving the discussion indoors at the sight of rain.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Each of these dames of the realm gets to play the choicest of roles: herself.

Oct 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Call it a gabfest. Label it a talkathon. But Tea with the Dames, directed by Roger Michell, is so much more.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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A conversational feast with four acting Dames-Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright-who are not above profane fun and confessions that make them human. Don't miss the chance to bask in the pleasure of their company.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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