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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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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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Comedy | Crime

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

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22 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,861,118, 22 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,750,497, 16 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,733,577, 5 August 2016
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Trivia

While talking to the publicist, played by Mark Gatiss, an obvious reference is made to the AbFab episode of the TV series Absolutely Fabulous (1992) "Death" [See: Absolutely Fabulous: Death (1994)]. Eddie tells him, "You only read it, you didn't write it," and under her breath utters, "You work in a shop," referencing when she tells the assistant of the art gallery (Natascha McElhone), "You only work in a shop you know, you can drop the attitude." See more »

Goofs

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

Mother: [Mother has announced that she is going to Canne] Oh, just a thought. Will I need injections, Saffy?
Edina: Yeah, lethal ones.
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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

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 15 May 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

MacArthur Park
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Boots Enterprises, Inc.
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Bonkers, but great for fans of the TV show
11 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film is lighthearted, funny and crazy from beginning to end. If you were a fan of the TV show, I think you're more likely to enjoy it because you would understand the silliness and not expect it to be amazing. This film shows the return of Patsy, Edina and Saffy, along with some new characters and many celebrity cameos.

One of the new characters we see in the film is Edina's granddaughter; Lola. Lola appears frequently throughout but fails to engage the audience. The character is weak and I think shouldn't appear as often as she does in the film.

From the very beginning of this film we notice there are many celebrity cameos in this film, 60 in total. Many of these celebrities only appear for a minute each, but some of them are not needed at all as they only say a word or two. Despite this, many of the other celebrity appearances are very amusing and bring a smile to our faces. For example, Rebel Wilson, Lulu etc.

Overall, this film is crazy, amusing and doesn't fail to make you smile. It is definitely aimed at people who were fans of the TV show, as it brings a sense of nostalgia and reuses some of the classic jokes used in the show. The story line is bonkers, but that's what we expect from Patsy and Edina. Some characters definitely shouldn't have been included as they don't add anything to the film and appear to be used to fill time. If you weren't a fan of the show, I'd give this one a miss.


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