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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 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


The world's most fabulous fugitives are on the run... ...On the run? Not in these heels, 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?


Biggest UK box-office opening for a British film since _Spectre_ and the biggest opening weekend at the box-office in 2016 for a British film in the UK outdoing both Eddie the Eagle (2015) and The Lady in the Van (2015). See more »


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


Patsy: [Eddie and Patsy are in the limosine after finding out that Eddie's credit cards are *broken*] Eddie, can we stop off at the Woolsley?
Edina: No, darling. My cards are broken.
Patsy: Chilton Firehouse?
Edina: My cards are *broken*!
Patsy: [Looks confused and lost] Well, haven't you got any of that...
[gestures as if peeling bills off a stack]
Patsy: that *hand* money?
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) 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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absolutely awful
26 August 2016 | by m_a-62756See all my reviews

I did not hear a laugh throughout the movie theater. I only stayed for 30mins I felt I could be having more laughs at our local ambulance depot went home depressed from spending $32.00 (2 of us) this is a real shocker of a movie. it just ain't funny and you cringe because you are so embarrassed for them. Maybe they desperately need the money, and thought we will jump on the ole gravy train we are all typecast anyhow. should of wrapped it up at the end of series one when at least it was funny,its kinda sad to see such a mass of brilliant English talent plus a pile of money be wasted on this pathetic vehicle. really if I were any of them I would be so embarrassed and so they should be. it really is absolutely awful

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