Ladies, would you rather have a tea party with princesses or dames? Yeah, me too, especially when the four include two towering icons of stage and screen.
Tea with the Dames is exactly as it’s titled, a 90-minute docutainment of having tea with four of England’s legendary actresses during a weekend in the country: Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright, and Dame Eileen Atkins. And by the vibe of this trailer, the movie looks to be a wonderful hoot.
Simple in concept as it may be, the fact that IFC Films and Sundance Selects is giving this a theatrical release (and not simply dumping it straight to cable or streaming) is equal to what it is: a special event, worth making a night of (or matinee) out with friends.
Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill), Tea with the Dames opens on September 21, 2018.