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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 22 July 2016 (USA)
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After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.

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Mandie Fletcher

Writer:

Jennifer Saunders (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lulu ... Lulu
Gwendoline Christie ... Gwendoline Christie
Jennifer Saunders ... Edina
Joanna Lumley ... Patsy
Julia Sawalha ... Saffy
Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness ... Lola
Jane Horrocks ... Bubble
June Whitfield ... Mother
Mo Gaffney ... Bo
Christopher Ryan ... Marshall
Mark Gatiss ... Joel
Graham Norton ... Graham Norton
Nick Mohammed ... Casper
Kathy Burke ... Magda
Celia Imrie ... Claudia Bing
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Storyline

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more! Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures/BBC Films

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Taglines:

The world's most fabulous fugitives are on the run... ...On the run? Not in these heels, darling. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,861,118, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:

$4,772,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,915,971
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Saunders made a cameo appearance in the French "Absolutely Fabulous" feature film first released in 2001. In Absolutely Fabulous (2001), Saunders cameoed as an audience member at a fashion show who sat next to famous French actress Catherine Deneuve, and is billed as "une spectatrice du defile" which translates into the English language as "a spectator at the parade". Saunders starred alongside Joanna Lumley in the original television series Absolutely Fabulous (1992) and they both later in its Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) theatrical feature film. See more »

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Near the end, Eddy is shown carrying a printed copy of her autobiography just before a "breaking news" report about the missing model is seen. Since the manuscript earlier rejected by the publisher was unfinished, and since Eddy was too busy trying to escape the media and police to rewrite anything, there's no way the publisher could have produced a finished book a day or two after Eddy's P.R. dilemma was resolved. See more »

Quotes

Edina: I mean, there was a time when the Zeitgeist blew through *me*. Now it's just..."
Bubble: A tiny fart. Pththpt.
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Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Published by Editions Raoul Breton
Administered in the UK & Eire by Catalyst Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Quite simply absolutely fabulous!
1 July 2016 | by mad_mandonnaSee all my reviews

I'm from someone who is a massive fan of the TV series, the film didn't disappoint. No it's not particularly original, nor is it the best comedy Saunders herself has written, but this film is so feel good you can't help but grin, giggle and laugh-out-loud throughout.

The film is brisk and whips by very quickly. Though the story is often disjointed, it's not where the film goes it's what happens while you're there. Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are just a joy to watch and there's a ton of fan service as practically everyone who has ever been in the show makes an appearance here.

I came out of the cinema grinning ear to ear, which oddly not all comedies manage to do. It was like going for meal with an old friend that always makes you laugh.

If you weren't a fan of the show steer well clear - this is not a film for you. To those that did enjoy the show it's a must see. No it's not going to win any awards (though Joanna Lumley is such a terrific comedy actress), nor is it going to challenge the convention of comedy, but it is going to make you happy. Isn't that comedy was created for?

Absolutely Fabulous Sweetie Darling!


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