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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

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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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Comedy | Crime

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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Saunders made a cameo appearance in the French Absolutely Fabulous (2001). In it, Saunders cameoed as an audience member at a fashion show who sat next to famous French actress Catherine Deneuve, and was billed as "une spectatrice du defile", which translates into English as "a spectator at the parade". Saunders starred alongside Joanna Lumley in Absolutely Fabulous (1992) and in this movie. See more »

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When Bubble first appears, her costume shows 'sns#'. In all future shots, it reads '#sns' See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Oh, I miss those times.
Patsy: So do I, Charlie.
Charlie: But do you know what I really miss?
Patsy: Yes, Charlie?
Charlie: Pubic hair. I'm sick of those Brazilians, those Hollywoods. They're so bald, so boring. I had a full beard in those days... but I suppose you are what you eat.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

Tout pour Moi
Written by Françoise Hardy / Roger Samyn
Performed by Françoise Hardy
Published by BMG Rights Management Ltd., a BMG Company
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment France/Disques Vogue, Paris
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About what you expect
6 March 2017 | by estreet-evaSee all my reviews

A movie produced on the same material 25 years after the heyday of a television show will take a toll on quality. At the time, the Dawn French / Joana Lumley show traded on its subversive material and outrageous performances. Since then the world has moved dramatically toward the outpost the two established for themselves putting the show's aesthetic somewhere in the middle of the culture. So relying on the same shock value jokes from the early 90's results in the film's now mildly eye-raising but still mostly funny lines. All of the standbys from the original appear: Eddie gives her daughter poor parenting advice, her daughter lectures her to be more conservative, Lumley pulls out her "Pat Stone" routine at one point, she blacks out, etc., etc., etc. Vintage stuff if a little worn. The softness of the script benefits from a very long list of cameos although American audiences will miss many of the local British faces who didn't quite become global names. In short, like "Zoolander 2", AbFab the movie relies more on nostalgia than good writing but for hardcore fans that may be enough.


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