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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.

Director:

Mandie Fletcher

Writer:

Jennifer Saunders (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lulu ... Lulu
Gwendoline Christie ... Gwendoline Christie
Jennifer Saunders ... Edina
Joanna Lumley ... Patsy
Julia Sawalha ... Saffy
Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

"At the end of the day, there's something quintessentially British about 'Ab Fab'", said Producer Damian Jones. "It celebrates every aspect of our culture, but most crucially, our tendency not to take ourselves too seriously." "One day, we'll all be dead", said Jennifer Saunders. "So I say, let's just all enjoy every single blooming minute as much as we possibly can, for as long as we possibly can." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Alex Jones: [interviewing on the red carpet] Gwendoline! Hi, how are you? You're really tall.
Gwendoline Christie: Well spotted.
Alex Jones: It's just because I was speaking to Lulu and she's, well, frankly, quite small.
Gwendoline Christie: Great.
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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

Jah Jah (Original Mix)
Written by Sonny Olsson / Nordin Rickard Perolof Lindberg
Performed by Deficio & Lindberg
Published by Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Deficio & Lindberg
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Bonkers, but great for fans of the TV show
11 July 2016 | by laurenb-03294See 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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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:

$39,219,109
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2.35 : 1
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