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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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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

Gross USA:

$4,750,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,733,577
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On the fashion front, the most notable supporters were Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon. "I'm a bit of an anomaly within the fashion world," explains Deacon, who jumped at the chance to put on the fashion show, and himself appear on screen. "It's always been important to me to see the lighter side; I hate the overbearing, tortuous side of the industry that I work in. For me, doing great work and being able to see the lighter side need not be mutually exclusive. I think it's a real shame if you can't have some fun and laugh at yourself and I also think that it detracts from the personality of the clothes." Rebecca Hale is effusive in her praise for Deacon, whose designs Saunders even wore to the British Fashion Awards, which she and Lumley attended - in character - during filming, to present an award to Stella McCartney. Of particular note for Hale was the support of Vivienne Westwood. "I can't thank her and her team enough," she says. "Not only did they lend us everything, but they also made us clothes at cost. They went out of their way to support us and their brand echoes so much with ours. It's anarchic and fabulous and it has something to say. For Jennifer, it was like being in a sweetie shop." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Charlie: Oh, I miss those times.
Patsy: So do I, Charlie.
Charlie: But do you know what I really miss?
Patsy: Yes, Charlie?
Charlie: Pubic hair. I'm sick of those Brazilians, those Hollywoods. They're so bald, so boring. I had a full beard in those days... but I suppose you are what you eat.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Stud (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Get Enough of Myself
Written by Markus Krunegård / Patrik Berger / Santigold (as Santi White)
Performed by Santigold feat. BC
Published by Downtown Music Publishing LLC / Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Better Than What I Thought
2 July 2016 | by jack-davySee all my reviews

Just seeing this duo lights up my eyes and I was so worried the film version just wouldn't cut it... Think Mrs Browns Boys, or Sex And The City.

I'd compare it to SpiceWorld The Movie (ridiculousness, OTT, and NUMEROUS cameos) mixed with a UK Version of The Hangover (Drunken mess, lots of alcohol and sticky situations).

I saw a review where they said the funniness wanes when the cast head to France but this was actually my favourite part. Good ending too.

Only drawback...It all went pear-shaped a bit too quickly.. they could have dragged it out just a LITTLE longer and the 'happy ending' just seemed to come together very quickly!

WORST PART : WHY DID THEY RE-DO THE FAMOUS THEME TUNE WITH KYLIE EFFING MINOGUE! not happy about that!! :(


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