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Win Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie on DVD

2 December 2016 12:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie on 5th December, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as […]

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Turin Film Festival 2016 Movie Review: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

22 November 2016 12:56 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Director: Mandie Fletcher Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks, Claudia Bing, Gwendoline Christie and Chris Colfer The witticism of ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ is not up to the standards of British humour. Director Mandie Fletcher opts for a coarse slapstick entertainment, as she condenses in a film the U.K. television show ‘Absolutely Fabulous.’ The comedy’s screenplay was written by Jennifer Saunders, based on her eponymous sitcom, where she plays the character of Edina Monsoon, the owner of a barely successful metropolitan PR company. Her best friend and partner in crime Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) relishes in the high life. Eddy  [ Read More ]

The post Turin Film Festival 2016 Movie Review: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Prison, My Parents and Me review – both desperately sad and inspirational

15 November 2016 11:20 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In Catey Sexton’s touching documentary, the children of prisoners talk about living with false promises, incomprehension and the breakdown of trust

A teenager needs to have something to rebel against. Conventional parents – a bit establishment, square, conservative – are ideal. So you can be a little naughtier and further to the left until you grow up and turn into them. I had a problem with the politics: my father was basically a Trot, albeit a posh one. Where to go from there, when there’s nothing to the left? I went right, and became a Tory for a short time – but not a very convincing one. My heart wasn’t in it; I was only doing it to anger and sadden my dad.

For Saffron, Julia Sawalha’s character in Absolutely Fabulous, it was the naughty behaviour that was difficult. Her mother, Edina, was about as badly behaved as it’s possibly to be, »

- Sam Wollaston

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Film Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ Too Thin to be Completely Winning

24 July 2016 3:42 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – As far as TV shows that fans wish could be movies, the cult hit “Absolutely Fabulous” was high on the list. The adventures of Patsy and Edina, two middle age Brits with an appetite for self medication, has had a dedicated following since it premiered in 1992. Even though there were six full TV seasons, and various reunions, “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” has emerged.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Although series creator (and portrayer of Edina) Jennifer Saunders wrote the screenplay, the film suffered with a not-quite-enough storyline that made 90 minutes seem longer. However, there are some magic and bizarrely funny moments in the film, even though the substance-abusing duo are getting a bit long in the tooth to keep the characters viable. But this is “Ab-Fab,” and viability is not really high on the radar, darling. For fans of the show, this is welcome fun, and for those not as familiar, caveat emptor. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Review: Lush for Life

22 July 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ever since Absolutely Fabulous swanned onto the BBC in 1992, there's been talk of a feature-film adventure — and now, 24 years later, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has left Brexit-land to splash down on our shores. Moviegoers are now in the enviable position of spending decadent quality time with P.R. guru Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her fashionista and champagne-and-coke savant bestie Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley). Diehard fans will find Eddy and Patsy even more AbFab on the big screen. The movie? Not so much. Too many locations, a convoluted plot, »

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Review

22 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites fashionista-wannabee gal pals Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) from the 1990s hit British TV comedy for more of their hard partying, party-crashing, champagne-swilling inappropriate shenanigans.

First off: if you are not already a fan steeped in the old British TV show Absolutely Fabulous but think Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie might give you a taste of what all the fuss was about, forget it – this film is not for you. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is strictly for fans, and unlike some movie adaptions, it does not give the uninitiated even much thought. It is possible to watch the whole film with nary a chuckle, having the nagging feeling there are plenty of in-jokes there soaring over your head. You would be right.

If you are a committed Ab Fab fan, the movie version may well be hilarious. At the promotional screening, there »

- Cate Marquis

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Movie Review: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie goes down easy, like a bottle of vodka

20 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Seinfeld gets a lot of credit for being “the show about nothing,” but not much happened during Absolutely Fabulous’ multi-decade TV run, either. Generally, PR agent Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her ambiguously employed yet exceedingly well-connected pal Patsy (Joanna Lumley) would get into some sort of pill-and-booze-fueled trouble, make complete fools of themselves, and learn nothing because Edina’s daughter, Saffron (Julia Sawalha), was always there to bail them out. Ridiculous outfits were worn, backhanded compliments were exchanged, and a drunken good time was had by all.

That’s basically what happens in the movie, too, which is packed with the hilariously garish outfits—a sequined camouflage coat with a fur collar and a sweater covered in stuffed internet acronyms are but two of the highlights—and deliciously bitchy humor fans have come to expect from Saunders and Lumley. Saunders’ screenplay occasionally brushes up against bigger issues, like the »

- Katie Rife

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Movie Review

18 July 2016 4:24 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Fox Searchlight Pictures Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: C+ Director: Mandie Fletcher Written by: Jennifer Saunders Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness, Jane Jorrocks, June Whitfield Release Date: July 22, 2016 Absolutely Fabulous (a.k.a.: Ab Fab) was a BBC television sitcom, which first aired in the U.K. on November 1992 and continued till May 1995. The program featured Edina Monsoon, a PR agent, trying to stay young and her best friend Patsy Stone, a magazine editor and alcohol abuser. The program was so successful that it returned for special episodes on December 2011, January and July 2012. As if  [ Read More ]

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie In St. Louis

11 July 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.  But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the river Thames at an uber fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise 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!

Fox Searchlight Pictures presents in association with BBC Films a DJ Films/Saunders & French production, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, also starring Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Chris Colfer, Kate Moss,  Lulu, Emma Bunton, Robert Webb, »

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie review: grab the Bolly, darling

8 July 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Sends up one-upwomanship, egotistical self-help, and reflexive hedonism with zing. It is a sheer triumph to see two older women being really funny onscreen. I’m “biast” (pro): love the TV show

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Did model Kate Moss fall off that balcony at a glitzy London fashion party, into the Thames and presumably drowned, her body lost to the currents of the river? Or was she pushed? Oh, of course she was pushed! But was it an accident, or did legendary PR veteran Edina Monsoon mean to take out the fashion icon?

Sweetie! Darling! Anyone who knows Eddie like we do knows she would never intentionally destroy her goddess, especially not when she was hoping to snag Moss as a new client. And know Eddie well we certainly do, we lovers of the BBC sitcom that »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Second Opinion – Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

8 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, 2016.

Directed by Mandie Fletcher.

Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie and June Whitfield.

Synopsis:

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!

Making the move from beloved TV sitcom to the big screen is always going to be a risk. Cinemagoers have seen the dizzy heights of The Inbetweeners and Alan Partridge translate easily but they are exceptions to the rule. Usually you find the characters you love are now unfunny, »

- Helen Murdoch

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Outrageous U.S. TV spot for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

5 July 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is currently in UK cinemas [see our review here], and ahead of the Us release, currently set for July 22nd, Fox Searchlight Pictures have released a new TV spot entitled ‘Outrageous’, which we have for you here…

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. 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 forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, »

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Meet the new young star of Absolutely Fabulous

3 July 2016 2:40 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

15 year old newcomer Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness joins the cast of Absolutely Fabulous to star as Lola the teenage daughter of  Saffy (Julia Sawalha) in the new movie spin-off from the popular TV series.

This is Indeyarna's screen debut, after playing Young Nala in the West End musical a few years ago. She is now represented by United Agents,

In series five of the TV show, Saffy gave birth to a girl from her Ugandan lover in series five, with Eddie (Jennifer Saunders) declaring her mixed race granddaughter a fabulous fashion accessory, calling it “the Chanel of babies!” Called Jane by her mother, this was soon changed to Lola by Eddie.

The casting call back in June last year was looking for 'a mixed-race 13-year-old girl for a pivotal role in the film, someone who is self assured and cool and naturally finds her mother embarrassing but her Granny amuses her'.

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Movie Review – Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

1 July 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, 2016.

Directed by Mandie Fletcher.

Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Kate Moss, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Kathy Burke, Celia Imrie, Graham Norton, Jeremy Paxman, Jon Hamm, Janette Tough and Robert Webb.

Synopsis:

Two self-indulgent ladies find themselves at the centre of a media storm as one of them, a PR spokesperson, is accused of the murder of a highly sought after model.

Its confession time: this humble reviewer seldom ever watched the original show. Now, before you extradite me for the heretic that I clearly am, I wish to add that the moments I did glimpse did in fact entertain me. So this review will be from a non-fans perspective. Therefore, the burning question is, could a casual film-goer watch and enjoy this film? Yes. But, I must stress, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie also does a great service to the fans of the original.

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- Matthew Lee

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie review

30 June 2016 3:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Caroline Preece Published Date  Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:44

There's a reason sit-com movie spin-offs have a bad reputation. Trying to recreate humour that worked on the small screen for cinema audiences is extremely difficult and, coupled with the fact that Absolutely Fabulous is getting on a bit now, the mere idea of this was a gamble.

The Inbetweeners movies are often cited as examples of this working, but their in-built audience was a lot closer to the original than Ab Fab's is. This is not for newcomers or the mildly curious, then, but it is a veritable treat for children and adults of the 90s, existing fans and anyone who quite likes Saunders' brand of comedy.

It sets up the premise pretty quickly, with an ageing Edina (Jennifer Saunders) informed by Mark Gatiss' book editor that her life hasn't been nearly as interesting as she'd like to think. »

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Jennifer Saunders Says Her Dream ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Prequel Would Star Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham

29 June 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Wednesday night, being beyond fabulous was obligatory to gain entry into Leicester Square’s Odeon for the world premiere of “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” in London. Drag queens by the dozen littered the golden carpet, blinding fans with sequin reflections and glistening full body latex — a scene that made star and scribe, Jennifer Saunders, and partner in Lacroix-covered crime, Joanna Lumley, look shockingly under-dressed.

To date 2016 has proved a grim year for celebrity survival. So it was joyous news that Kate Moss’ reported demise, having drowned in the river Thames, never to pout again, was merely the plot for the film.

Quarter of a century on from its small screen conception, what made here and now ripe for the resurrection of faux fashionistas, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone? Producer, Jon Plowman, was on hand to explain the team’s simple, killer push. “Part of the reason we did this was, »

- Helen Jackson

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Film Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

29 June 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A prime-time sitcom that rolled its eyes at family values and reveled in the joys of middle-aged, unattached women behaving badly, Jennifer Saunders’ “Absolutely Fabulous” was a pretty rare bird when it tumbled into U.K. living rooms in 1992. Nearly a quarter of a century later, it still is: Younger female writers like Lena Dunham and Sharon Horgan may owe a degree of their edge to Saunders’ klutzy trailblazing, but there’s still nothing quite as anarchically feminine as “Ab Fab” on our TV screens. The same goes twice over in the male-dominated realm of big-screen comedy, which makes “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” a fresher prospect than such a long-belated spinoff deserves to be: No other summer release, after all, is going to give us a drag-revue singalong to “At Seventeen,” indelibly describe a jacuzzi as “a smoothie of old sperm,” or divulge the secret of Jon Hamm’s deflowering. »

- Guy Lodge

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Explore the legacy of Absolutely Fabulous in new featurette

10 June 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just three weeks to go before its release, a featurette has arrived online for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie entitled ‘Legacy’ which features new footage from the film as well as interviews with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. 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 forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ gets a new featurette

9 June 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new featurette for the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has just been released by Fox Searchlight. The film, based on the hit TV show starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, his UK cinemas from July 1st.

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.  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 forevermore!

 In true Ab Fab style, the cast will be joined by a host of A-list stars from the acting, music and fashion worlds.

 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie »

- Paul Heath

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Kate Moss Killed In Absolutely Fabulous Movie: Watch Now!

27 April 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Looks like a dead Kate Moss makes for a lot of laughs. In the new trailer for the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, we see that Edina (Jennifer Saunders) kills the supermodel when she accidentally pushes her of a balcony into the Thames River during—what else?—a fabulous fashion party. "How bad could this be?" Edina asks her daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha). Saffron replies, "You have killed Kate Moss!" What follows is Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina's attempt to get out of town by fleeing to the South of France to live the rest of their lives in hiding. The trailer confirms a star-studded list of cameos, including Jon Hamm (when he sees Patsy, the »

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