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)
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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


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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It's a huge great bloody movie, sweetie! See more »


Comedy | Crime

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

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Did You Know?


Originally broadcast on the BBC in 1992, the television series aired to instant acclaim. Patsy and Edina shocked and delighted in equal measure, Saffy made our toes curl and gave the show a heart, Mother knocked us dead with her withering one liners, and Bubble made us laugh out loud with her surreal inefficiency. It was a show that had something for everyone: a dysfunctional family, a die-hard friendship and a huge, outrageous sense of fun. "The characters in 'Ab Fab', and it is a concept that is driven by its characters, are a cartoon version of all of us", said Jennifer Saunders. "And I think, at the end of the day, people like to laugh at themselves and not take life too seriously. If I had to say why the show was a success, I would say that it was because it was a license not to have to behave. Patsy and Eddy are awful, sad human beings, but they enjoy themselves hugely. Plus, they are each other's greatest ally. My main experience over these past God knows how many years is that people come up to me and say 'I've got a Patsy, I've got an Eddy. They are just like me and my mate.' And, do you know what, everyone likes to have a little double act, a friend who supports them, who they can have a laugh with. Because that is what family, in its strongest possible sense, is and should be. And that's all any of us want from life, really. That, and to have fun, to have a laugh, and not take it all too seriously." See more »


Near the end, Eddy is shown carrying a printed copy of her autobiography just before a "breaking news" report about the missing model is seen. Since the manuscript earlier rejected by the publisher was unfinished, and since Eddy was too busy trying to escape the media and police to rewrite anything, there's no way the publisher could have produced a finished book a day or two after Eddy's P.R. dilemma was resolved. See more »


Edina: I mean, there was a time when the Zeitgeist blew through *me*. Now it's just..."
Bubble: A tiny fart. Pththpt.
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Crazy Credits

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


Follows French and Saunders (1987) See more »


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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Fabulously entertaining
2 July 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of two high profile publicists in London, who are on the run because they accidentally pushed Kate Moss into River Thames during a red carpet party.

"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" is purely silly but it's entertaining and glamorous. It is fun to watch the numerous cameos, and Joan Collins who is in the film for only two seconds but receives a credit! Kate Moss and Emma Bunton are both great to watch, I think how Kate lost track of time is hilarious. The locations are full of fabulousness, especially that house they live in with a huge indoor swimming pool next to the lounge!

It's a great way to spend time thinking about nothing and have a laugh.

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English | French

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie See more »

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London, England, UK See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,861,118, 24 July 2016

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