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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.

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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

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

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$1,861,118 (USA) (22 July 2016)

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$4,750,497 (USA) (16 September 2016)
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Despite playing mother and daughter, Jennifer Saunders is only 10 years older than co-star Julia Sawalha. See more »

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

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

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References Thank God It's Friday (1978) See more »

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At Seventeen
Written by Janis Ian
Performed by Julia Sawalha
Produced by Aidan O'Brien
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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28 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing this after watching the brilliant TV series years ago. I thought it would be a golden opportunity to being the characters up to date and make something really special.

However, I spent the entirety of the film waiting for it to pick up and gain the pace we are used to which made the TV series so brilliant. It felt as though the script had been stretched out to fill the allocated time.

There is nothing wrong with the acting, and all the favourite characters are in the film - but also (and probably to the film's detriment) are hoards of minor celebrities and wannabes who serve little function in the story. It seemed as though anyone who was remotely connected to the clique of luvvy land was included for no reason at all.

Another thing which I think played a role in the lack lustre end product was that Jennifer Saunder's played down Edina's character - which lacked the punch and sparkle of her original portrayal.

Overall it was an OK kind of film, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again. You would be better off and get more entertainment value from watching replays of the original series.


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