Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Twenty years after the premiere of Jennifer Saunders' outstanding sitcom, Edina (Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) hit the big screen. Here, the pair are forced to hide out in the south of France after attracting media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames.

The ageing party girls - still trying to keep those bygone drug-and-alcohol-fueled days rolling - find themselves at the centre of a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party. Blamed for the carnage, 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.

2016Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references and drug use90 minsUK
Comedy
93%
want to see

Streaming (2 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Loved the movie

So I saw the movie last night and loved it. Loved the wee cameo by Dame Edna herself. The movie was funny and had a great plot.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Sometimes bloody good fun is enough.

Total Film

Total Film

press

The perfect girl’s night out for the Mamma Mia crowd.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

While you can’t imagine the film ever making it to Cannes under anything other than its own steam, the jaunt proves to be a surprisingly worthwhile one.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Basically, Joanna Lumley saves this film: she has an imperishable hauteur and comedy-charisma. She is the garden bridge that stops this film from collapsing into the Thames.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Will leave Ab Fab fans feeling like they've had some fun with old friends – just maybe not quite as much fun as they used to have.

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Feels like an extremely stretched out TV episode, swapping substance for celebrities.

Newshub

Newshub

press

Absolutely fabulous it is not - every now and again a little bit fabulous at a stretch.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This breezy blast of bawdy jokes and Bollinger product placement should lift spirits in a post-Brexit Britain.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...there is enough good material here for a fine TV episode...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's scatty, scrappy and thoroughly OTT, but then that's like the characters themselves.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Sometimes bloody good fun is enough.

Total Film

Total Film

press

The perfect girl’s night out for the Mamma Mia crowd.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

While you can’t imagine the film ever making it to Cannes under anything other than its own steam, the jaunt proves to be a surprisingly worthwhile one.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Basically, Joanna Lumley saves this film: she has an imperishable hauteur and comedy-charisma. She is the garden bridge that stops this film from collapsing into the Thames.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Will leave Ab Fab fans feeling like they've had some fun with old friends – just maybe not quite as much fun as they used to have.

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Feels like an extremely stretched out TV episode, swapping substance for celebrities.

Newshub

Newshub

press

Absolutely fabulous it is not - every now and again a little bit fabulous at a stretch.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This breezy blast of bawdy jokes and Bollinger product placement should lift spirits in a post-Brexit Britain.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...there is enough good material here for a fine TV episode...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's scatty, scrappy and thoroughly OTT, but then that's like the characters themselves.

3.0

Loved the movie

So I saw the movie last night and loved it. Loved the wee cameo by Dame Edna herself. The movie was funny and had a great plot.

5.0