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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)
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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 ... 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

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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?


The movie is notable for having around sixty cameo appearances. The cameos are from, in alphabetical order: Richard Arnold, Christopher Biggins, Ozwald Boateng, Judith Chalmers, Gwendoline Christie, Alexa Chung, Abbey Clancy, Rylan Clark-Neal, Joan Collins, Lily Cole, Giles Deacon, Cara Delevingne, Poppy Delevingne, Alice Dellal, Alesha Dixon, Jourdan Dunn, Beattie Edmondson, Ella Eyre, Foxes, Dawn French, Sadie Frost, Jean Paul Gaultier, Llewella Gideon, Nick Grimshaw, Orla Guerin, Jerry Hall, Jon Hamm, Jodie Harsh, Perez Hilton, Anya Hindmarch, Pam Hogg, Kelly Hoppen, Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Alex Jones, La Roux, Jamie Laing, Kathy Lette, Daisy Lowe, Stella McCartney, Suzy Menkes, Nick Mohammed, Graham Norton, Miquita Oliver, Jade Parfitt, Jeremy Paxman, Sophie Raworth, Camilla Rutherford, Brix Smith, Lara Stone, Tinie Tempah, Bruno Tonioli, Wanda Ventham, Suki Waterhouse, Kirsty Wark, and Rebel Wilson. See more »


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


Alex Jones: [interviewing on the red carpet] Gwendoline! Hi, how are you? You're really tall.
Gwendoline Christie: Well spotted.
Alex Jones: It's just because I was speaking to Lulu and she's, well, frankly, quite small.
Gwendoline Christie: Great.
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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 Black Emanuelle (1975) See more »


Bird on the Wire
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Leonard Cohen
Published by BMG Rights Management Ltd., a BMG Company
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Sony Music International NY
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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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