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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Review by CJ

Absolutely Fabulous

Director:
Mandie Fletcher

Starring:
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness

Other notable appearances:
Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Kate Moss, Mo Gaffney, Christopher Ryan, Celia Imrie, Harriet Thorpe, Helen Lederer, Lulu, Emma Bunton, Gwendoline Christie, Chris Colfer, Graham Norton, Mark Gatiss, Stella McCartney, Jerry Hall, Jon Hamm, Dawn French, Rebel Wilson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Barry Humphries, Dame Edna Everage, Joan Collins, so many more supermodels and cameos

Running time:
91 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Absolutely Fabulous, Bridesmaids, Zoolander

 

When absolutely fabulous PR agent Eddy Monsoon (Saunders) is accused of killing Kate Moss (Moss), she and equally fabulous best friend Patsy Stone (Lumley) flee the country. Adventure and hilarity ensue.

Producer Damian Jones has been quoted as saying “Fans of the TV show are in for quite a treat because they are going to get all the outrageousness and hilarity that they first fell in love with, wrapped up in a very glamorous package”. Honestly, I could not say it better myself. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is basically a 91 minute long episode of the television show with more impressive costumes, locations, sets and overall production.

The plot of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is delightfully ridiculous with Eddy and Patsy getting mixed up in arguably their most ludacris adventure to date. There’s hilarity, mystery, romance and even a car chase.

So many characters from the television series return for the cinematic debut. In addition to series regulars, there are more cameos in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie than I could even recognise. There are lots of supermodels and British celebrities in addition to at least one each of Australian and American celebs.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has made an impressive leap from television to film by keeping with its core formula while expanding on the stories of the characters fans know and love. As such, I feel it will primarily appeal to most fans of the show but may still win a few new fans along the way.

Rating:
3.5 Stars

“Cheers. You don’t get that on British Airways.”

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