Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie

Mandie Fletcher (2016)

87min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Nearly 25 years after their first series, sitcom socialites Eddy and Patsy get their own movie! Here, the shambolic pair (played as ever by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) go on the run after being suspected of killing Kate Moss, and try to make a new life on the French Riviera. This unusual road movie hurries along at a fast pace, throwing in gags alongside the pair's unique perspective on everything from ageing to social media. There's also a dizzying mix of showbiz cameos and returning cast members. As you would imagine, this will do very little for newcomers, but then the whole film feels like a feature length pay-off for the show's loyal fan base. At the centre of it all, Lumley and Saunders are having just as much fun as ever, sinking to new depths to keep the party going. It's camp, it's chaotic, and you wouldn't want it any other way.

Summary

Worried about her finances when her book fails to find a publisher, Patsy is given the tip that Kate Moss has left her PR company and will be looking for new representation. Things start to go awry when the plot to approach the model goes horribly wrong and Patsy and Edina find themselves vilified by the entire nation and have to flee the country. Comedy based on the BBC sitcom, starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and Julia Sawalha.

Cast & Crew

Edina Monsoon Jennifer Saunders
Patsy Stone Joanna Lumley
Saffy Julia Sawalha
Bubble Jane Horrocks
Mother June Whitfield
Christopher Chris Colfer
Kate Moss Kate Moss
Lulu Lulu
Emma Bunton Emma Bunton
Nick Robert Webb
Charles Barry Humphries
Lola Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness
Catriona Helen Lederer
Fleur Harriet Thorpe
Claudia Bing Celia Imrie
Magda Kathy Burke
Air stewardess Rebel Wilson
Joan Collins Joan Collins
Jerry Hall Jerry Hall
Director Mandie Fletcher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Jul 2016
Comedy