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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.


Mandie Fletcher


Jennifer Saunders (screenplay)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's an absolute must see darling! See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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 »


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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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) at one point says to Stella McCartney that she hasn't seen Stella's father Paul [Paul McCartney] since 1969. That was the year of first theatrical release of the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) when Lumley played a Bond Girl whose character was billed as "The English Girl". Paul McCartney then sang the title song for the later Bond movie, Live and Let Die (1973) which was made and released around four years later. See more »


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


Edina: Oh, that's great, isn't it? Now I've killed two people!
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Crazy Credits

There is a brief scene featuring Jeremy Paxman after the end credits. See more »


References Game of Thrones (2011) See more »


Written by William Thomas Ritson / Matthew Donald Ritson
Performed by Formation
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Absolutely watchable, but not all that fabulous (for AbFab first timers, anyway!)

Don't get me wrong, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is watchable, and in places, enjoyable film. You cannot argue that is is entertaining but a film perhaps suited to a made-for- television release opposed to a theatrical run (similar to last year's The Lady in The Van, although I look back on that film feeling that I was too harsh in my judgement and I have warmed to it on successive viewings). I'm sure it will please fans seeing Edina and Patsy back together but I'm unsure whether it was needed or executed to the best of its ability, knowing the talent involved, if not the series or characters. Maybe this would be better on television, in the form of a few specials, as it doesn't quite warrant a cinema visit to the non-fans (but hey, we should always try and support our British Film industry so I won't promote my opinion too loudly).

Please check out my full review of the film, and be sure to let me know what you thought of the movie!

FULL REVIEW: http://goo.gl/qFXYrQ

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