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Judi Dench plays Judi Dench, a sharp-tongued and grumpy thespian with a kind heart. Her life changes forever when she is cast in a period drama opposite Maggie Smith (played by Maggie Smith), a sharp-tongued and grumpy thespian with a kind heart. Over the next several decades, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are cast in every single period drama in film, TV and even the theatre.
Despite their many differences, the delightfully British and old-timey Dench becomes good friends with the delightfully British and old-timey Smith. The meandering story follows them as they age from flinty middle-aged ladies to flinty elderly ladies, and between them they take under their wing several dozen young, idealistic orphans.
Tension arises between them when Judi Dench is cast as a stern motherly figure in the James Bond mega-franchise, but their friendship is repaired when Maggie Smith is cast as a stern motherly figure in the Harry Potter mega-franchise. Expect gorgeous authentic costumes, raised eyebrows, pursed lips, withering putdowns and a soppy piano soundtrack. This film is guaranteed a heartwarming and sentimental ending – book your cinema tickets now!