Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 5.8/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Mandie Fletcher

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks

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!

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

Taglines: It's a huge great bloody movie, sweetie!


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site

Country: UK, USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

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Did You Know?

Despite featuring as a key element in the story line, Kate Moss hadn't been approached to feature in the film, when Jennifer Saunders was pitching the story to BBC Films and Fox Searchlight. Saunders admittedly took it for granted that she would be a part of the project. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

I'm from someone who is a massive fan of the TV series, the film didn't disappoint. No it's not particularly original, nor is it the best comedy Saunders herself has written, but this film is so feel good you can't help but grin, giggle and laugh-out-loud throughout.

The film is brisk and whips by very quickly. Though the story is often disjointed, it's not where the film goes it's what happens while you're there. Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are just a joy to watch and there's a ton of fan service as practically everyone who has ever been in the show makes an appearance here.

I came out of the cinema grinning ear to ear, which oddly not all comedies manage to do. It was like going for meal with an old friend that always makes you laugh.

If you weren't a fan of the show steer well clear - this is not a film for you. To those that did enjoy the show it's a must see. No it's not going to win any awards (though Joanna Lumley is such a terrific comedy actress), nor is it going to challenge the convention of comedy, but it is going to make you happy. Isn't that comedy was created for?

Absolutely Fabulous Sweetie Darling!


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