Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) Reviews

December 26, 2018
Candid, insightful and unpredictable, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith are not only acting legends but also great friends. And a treat to hang out with.
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December 26, 2018
A delightful, delicate, delicious crustless-finger-sandwich of a film...
November 30, 2018
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.
October 12, 2018
I guarantee that the appearance of the end credits will leave you wanting much more.
October 12, 2018
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.
October 5, 2018
Each of these dames of the realm gets to play the choicest of roles: herself.
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September 24, 2018
Call it a gabfest. Label it a talkathon. But Tea with the Dames, directed by Roger Michell, is so much more.
September 21, 2018
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.
September 21, 2018
The assembled dames are so smart, witty and strong-willed, it's a wrench to have to part company from them at the end of the film.
September 21, 2018
A consistently hilarious 90-minute chat that could have gone on for twice as long (or, ideally, a weekly television series) without ever feeling like too much of a good thing.
September 21, 2018
It plays like the jazzy riff of a seasoned quartet, complete with buoyant solos that may not connect to much else but are still a joy to witness all the same.
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September 20, 2018
A takeaway from "Tea With the Dames" is that conversation is itself a kind of performance art, and it follows that these women do it better than most.
September 20, 2018
In a perfect world, "Tea With the Dames" could be a series. Let us be flies on the wall for this posse's weekly gathering for tea and convivial cackling.
September 20, 2018
For the simple idea of sitting them all at a table and turning on a couple of movie cameras, the director Roger Mitchell should get a royal commendation himself.
June 13, 2018
It is hard to overstate the charm of this restrained and intimate film.
May 4, 2018
A torrent of mischief, gossip, swearing, recitations, singing and reminiscence.
April 26, 2018
The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film.