Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

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Title: Absolutely Fabulous
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Screenwriter: Jennifer Saunders
Country: UK / USA
Language spoken: English / French
Release Date:  1 July 2016 (UK)
Release in NL: 21 July 2016
Time: 91 minutes
Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
IMDb rating: 6.0 / 10
Rating: 8.0 / 10

I am not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.

In my view…

The story is about two women who are best friends already for years. There has been a television series about ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ previously to this film. The series started in 1992  and the last episode – season 6 episode 3 named ‘Olympics’ was broadcasted on 22 July 2012.

Those two women named Edina and Patsy love living life, taking the best out of it and sometimes in a little dumb – but that’s the comedian – way.

The main characters are Edina and Patsy, the two crazy women and best friends. They live together…or to say…they live at someone’s house. Other important characters are Saffy, the daughter of Edina, and Lola, the granddaughter of Edina. Edina has a personal assistant named Bubble and she reminded me of a character in the film ‘The Hunger Games’. It is always fun to have such a character in a film.

The rest of the characters have smaller roles but in the list below you see how many famous came by in just this single film!

If you loved the series before, lots of fun guaranteed is my opinion.


My thoughts about the trailer before I watched the film: YouTube | Absolutely Fabulous Trailer

Top 25 Cast:
  • Jennifer Saunders / Edina
  • Joanna Lumley / Patsy
  • Julia Sawalha / Saffy
  • Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness / Lola
  • Jane Horrocks / Bubble
  • June Whitfield / Mother
  • Mo Gaffney / Bo
  • Christopher Ryan / Marshall
  • Mark Gatiss / Joel
  • Graham Norton / himself
  • Kathy Burke / Magda
  • Celia Imrie / Claudia Bing
  • Chris Colfer / Christopher
  • Suki Waterhouse / herself
  • Lily Cole / herself
  • Jourdan Dunn / herself
  • Alexa Chung / herself
  • Sella McCartney / herself
  • Daisy Lowe / herself
  • Lara Stone / herself
  • Kate Moss / herself
  • Lulu / herself
  • Gwendoline Christie / herself
  • Emma Bunton / herself
  • Nick Grimshaw / himself

Enjoy watching!

Greetings by Sophie


2 thoughts on “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

  1. Ik behoor vást niet tot de doelgroep van de film, ik herken maar één naam , en daar ben ik niet eens zeker van, Joanna Lumley,speelde zij niet het maatje van John Steed in de Wrekers” ergens in een grijs verleden;-)

    1. Hee Rietepietz,

      Dank voor uw reactie! Ja ze heeft in ‘The New Avengers’ / ‘De Wrekers’ (1978/1979) gespeeld als ‘Purdy’, samen met ‘Gambit’ het maatje van ‘John Steed’ inderdaad. Ook leuk om zoiets te ontdekken :).
      Maar ik ben van mening dat de doelgroep heel breed is hoor haha, als je maar van een beetje goede gemoderniseerde oude comedy houdt.

      Greetings by Sophie

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