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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Pretty dreadful. Another entry in the subgenre of comedies without laughs. As pleasant as the promise of sharing time with Patsy and Edwina might seem this film is pretty much d.o.a. The wit of the original series is diluted to the point of non-existence. A shame.
Whenever the jump from TV to cinema fails (as it often does), I blame the increase in budget which automatically leads to spending on all the wrong things: jet-setting to exotic locations, elaborate production design, bigger stars. Fun for them, perhaps, but the audience doesn't give a sh*t about any of those things. Pats and Eddy are funniest swilling hooch, smoking discarded cigarette butts picked from the gutter.
It doesn't work so well as a movie, and the reason why is because the spirit of the script still's faithfull to the sitcom gender. As a fan, you should love that. And Joanna Lumley does her best performance ever as Patsy Stone.
Funny, but it often goes to a place of easy jokes and laziness. It didn't have much of a storyline and the ending felt like an easy way-out. You have to be in the right mood and be very condescending to enjoy it.
Some gags had me truly laughing out loud, but a lot of the jokes here were either unfunny or unfortunately problematic (they really needed to cool it on the transgender quips). I'm always game to see these girls again, but maybe next time it should be back on short form television.
About 20 years too late, and 60 mins too long. The cast all look as if they know they have nothing to work with. A few titters, but no real LOLs. Please let these characters die quietly now. As far as fashion industry satires, this did make me look at Zoolander 2 more favourably.