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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 22 July 2016 (USA)
2:32 | Trailer
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 (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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and names, names, names 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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Did You Know?


Biggest U.K. box-office opening for a British movie since Spectre (2015) and the biggest opening weekend at the box-office in 2016 for a British movie in the U.K. outdoing Eddie the Eagle (2015) and The Lady in the Van (2015). See more »


Early in the film, Edina learns that her ex-husband is cutting off her alimony. Edina's alimony (and other financial assistance) was already cut by both her ex-husbands in the series 2 episode, Absolutely Fabulous: Poor in 1994. See more »


[Saffy walks in and looks at Eddy]
Edina: Can you just shut up please, darling, because I'm trying to do my mindlessness.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the end credits Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is listed as Herself. See more »


References The Graham Norton Show (2007) See more »


Written by Elly Jackson / Ben Langmaid / Ian Sherwin
Performed by La Roux
Published by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. / BMG Rights Management Ltd., a BMG Company
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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User Reviews

What happened?
28 November 2016 | by mjsregSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing this after watching the brilliant TV series years ago. I thought it would be a golden opportunity to being the characters up to date and make something really special.

However, I spent the entirety of the film waiting for it to pick up and gain the pace we are used to which made the TV series so brilliant. It felt as though the script had been stretched out to fill the allocated time.

There is nothing wrong with the acting, and all the favourite characters are in the film - but also (and probably to the film's detriment) are hoards of minor celebrities and wannabes who serve little function in the story. It seemed as though anyone who was remotely connected to the clique of luvvy land was included for no reason at all.

Another thing which I think played a role in the lack lustre end product was that Jennifer Saunder's played down Edina's character - which lacked the punch and sparkle of her original portrayal.

Overall it was an OK kind of film, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again. You would be better off and get more entertainment value from watching replays of the original series.

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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, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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