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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Drunk and coked up as ever, PR agent Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and her parasitic pal Patsy (Joanna Lumley) attend a swank affair. But when Edina pushes fashion icon Kate Moss (as herself) into the Thames, the pair flee to the French Riviera to avoid the police who want her for Moss's murder. If you've never seen the TV series the film is based on, most likely the entire film will go right over your head but for fans of the show, this is a real treat! Into their 60s, Edina and Patsy are as irresponsible and self centered as ever but who would want them any other way. Everyone's back including Julia Sawalha as Edina's put upon daughter, June Whitfield as her clueless mother and the whole gang. All older but no wiser! Saunders' screenplay is really an extended episode of the show but the laughs are plenty and the director Mandie Fletcher never lets the pacing lag. I had a good time at it and ready to drag out the series and binge watch. The huge cast includes Jon Hamm, Joan Collins, Rebel Wilson, Dame Edna Everage, Lulu, Jane Horrocks, Graham Norton, Stella McCartney, Barry Humphries, Kathy Burke, Celia Imrie, Chris Colfer (GLEE) and Robert Webb. 

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