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114 Ratings

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Directed by Mandie Fletcher
United Kingdom, United States, 2016
Comedy, LGBT+


Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to. 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.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Directed by Mandie Fletcher
There’s a range of insult, aggression, insolence, and pure roaring selfishness elevated to an art form by the liberating absence of shame… That’s why it’s all the more disheartening that “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” is directed so tonelessly; it’s a collection of details in search of images, a bunch of good ideas still awaiting composition and development.
July 23, 2016
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Saunders and Lumley are a wonderful team — Eddy constantly seeking to improve her status and salve her insecurities, Patsy casually devouring all the pills and champagne she can get — and they have a particular gift for the “ooooooo” laugh, gags that pleasantly shock without crossing the line. Their characters’ refusal to change as the world trends past them is as funny now as it was in the early ’90s.
July 21, 2016
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As in the series, the perfectly synced Ms. Saunders and Ms. Lumley receive some invaluable support (notably from Kathy Burke, an “Ab Fab” veteran) and manage to rise above the crowd of famous faces, which here includes Stella McCartney and Kate Moss. These A-listers function as human versions of Eddy and Patsy’s costly look-at-me accessories, which I guess makes Jon Hamm its Birkin bag.
July 21, 2016
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