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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 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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It's an absolute must see 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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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, 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For Gwendoline Christie, the star of "Game of Thrones" and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), the opportunity to work on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) was also a dream come true. "I have been a lifelong fan of everything Jennifer has ever done,"' she says. "I grew up watching and re-watching 'Ab Fab'; to me it was a masterclass in how performance could work at the highest level." When the actress met her comedy hero at the Elle Style Awards at the beginning of 2015, she showed off "in a pathetically vain attempt to try and impress her." Thankfully, it worked. "It would seem that she took pity and allowed me to be in her film," laughs Christie, who plays herself, and who says that the greatest birthday experience of her entire life was when, during the filming of her real-life partner Giles Deacon's fashion show, Eddy and Patsy presented her with a huge birthday cake. "My cheeks are still hurting from grinning." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jon Hamm: [to Patsy] I can't believe you're still... alive.
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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

Follows Absolutely Fabulous: A Life (1998) See more »

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Written by Jason Derulo (as Jason Joel Desrouleaux) / Sean Douglas / Jason Evigan / Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic)
Performed by Jason Derulo
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. / Warner Chappell Music Publishing / BMG Rights Management Ltd., a BMG Company / Sony ATV Songs LLC / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Eastman Pond Publishing
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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I Loved It...but the Bubble Burst!
25 December 2016 | by robstackleySee all my reviews

It started very slowly, and at first I was really worried that this was nothing but a cash grab...after they "killed" Kate Moss, though, it really took off! In lieu of a "review", I've got bullet points:

*Stella McCartney was totally hilarious, but only if you know your Beatles

*It saddens me to say, but the least funny person in this film is...BUBBLE??? Let me put it this way - in "AF:tM", she is the equivalent of Jack Black in "Tropic Thunder"

*Saffy's tirade is hysterically funny...but only if you watched the series

*I recognized Barry Humphries in his 2 seconds as Dame Edna, but NOT as Charles...I didn't realize it until the credits

*I LOVED the homage to "Some Like it Hot"!!


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