Preview, “Tea with the Dames” lets the Grandes Dames of British Film Cut Up

This trailer had me at that moment when Dame Judi Dench, asked about “getting old,” tells the director, who also did “Notting Hill,” “Oh f— off, Roger.”

Then there’s Dame Maggie smith, who hasn’t come off as “the youngest” in a movie since the Thatcher Administration, is asked about “working with your husband” — “Which one?”

Dame Joan Plowright, a delightful woman and great comedienne in films from “Enchanted April” onward, so much so that one almost never refers to her as “Laurence Olivier’s widow,” chuckles and demands champagne.

Dame Eileen Atkins rounds out the quartet, and gets a chance to hold her own with her more famous (globally) sisters in this trailer to what promises to be a bloody delight — conversations with four gathered Grandes Dames of British acting.

“Tea with the Dames” gets a US release soon, quite soon.

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Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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