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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 (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life to which they are accustomed; shopping, drinking, and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at a 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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Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and names, names, names 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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Details

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, about ninety cross-dressing drag Queens appeared in the movie. 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

Charlie: Steer clear of the jacuzzi. It's a smoothie of old sperm.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the end credits Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is listed as Herself. See more »

Connections

References The Graham Norton Show (2007) See more »

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Hangin'
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Better Than What I Thought
2 July 2016 | by jack-davySee all my reviews

Just seeing this duo lights up my eyes and I was so worried the film version just wouldn't cut it... Think Mrs Browns Boys, or Sex And The City.

I'd compare it to SpiceWorld The Movie (ridiculousness, OTT, and NUMEROUS cameos) mixed with a UK Version of The Hangover (Drunken mess, lots of alcohol and sticky situations).

I saw a review where they said the funniness wanes when the cast head to France but this was actually my favourite part. Good ending too.

Only drawback...It all went pear-shaped a bit too quickly.. they could have dragged it out just a LITTLE longer and the 'happy ending' just seemed to come together very quickly!

WORST PART : WHY DID THEY RE-DO THE FAMOUS THEME TUNE WITH KYLIE EFFING MINOGUE! not happy about that!! :(


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