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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)



Critic Consensus: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie picks up pretty much where its source material left off, delivering an adaptation that, as fans of this British export might say, does what it says on the tin.

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Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. 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!

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Jennifer Saunders
as Edina Monsoon
Joanna Lumley
as Patsy Stone
Chris Colfer
as Christopher
Kate Moss
as Herself
as Herself
Emma Bunton
as Herself
Jon Hamm
as Himself
Joan Collins
as Herself
Dawn French
as TV Interviewer
Beattie Edmondson
as Claudia's Assistant
Lily Cole
as Herself
Jourdan Dunn
as Herself
Alexa Chung
as Herself
Daisy Lowe
as Herself
Lara Stone
as Herself
Alex Jones
as Herself
Alesha Dixon
as Herself
Celia Imrie
as Claudia Bing
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Critic Reviews for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

All Critics (156) | Top Critics (54)

A loving tribute to female friendship (really!)

September 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Catching up with Patsy and Edina provides a weirdly comforting sense of permanence. The world keeps turning, and they keep on running in a desperate attempt to catch up.

August 16, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I think the film is best viewed as a victory lap. And why not? It's a very well deserved one.

August 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I just wish the film itself did more than play so blatantly to the fan base, because had it broadened its appeal and its reach just a little bit more, it's quite possible we could have had something amazing here to be talking about.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Absolutely Fabulous walks a tart line between embracing celebrity culture and rejecting it.

August 5, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie could've been a hilarious meditation on ageing, fame and the desperate human desire to be relevant, but except for a couple of rare moments of clarity, it's as shallow as Eddie and Patsy.

August 1, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Decent considering the amount of time past. It got an extra half star for the air hostess scene. Rebel is often grating, but she nailed that small role. I literally laughed out loud. I would like to watch this again before reviewing properly as I watched on a plane with bad sound and picture quality and I think I probably missed a few things.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" lacks the freshness and trenchant wit of the original television series -- but oh my, it's fun!

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Tells all the same jokes from the show, but as tends to happens when a show does a movie, the film feels flabby and run-on. Many of the jokes are weak fat jokes at Eddie's expense and there's the usual lip injection and drinking physical gags for Patsy. Patsy shines, stealing the scene more than once. There's some, for Ab Fab, deep examination of the ladies' denial/hatred of aging. Wish there was a smidge more Bubble in this; her outfits (and her compound in France) were, as usual, a spectacular treat to behold. Locations and wardrobe are absurdly fab. The celeb cameos did get a little grating as most of them were wasted on unfunny one liners. This is really a two star movie, but considering that I did laugh out loud a few times, I'll grant it three stars. If you're looking for a shallow character romp, and really that is why we watch Ab Fab, this will dispense enough giggles to carry you from one glass of bubbly to the next.

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

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