Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Image shows from L to R: Patsy (Joanna Lumley), Edina (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: BBC Films
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

  • 2016 film

Big screen spin-off featuring Jennifer Saunders's riotous PR girl, Edina Monsoon, and best friend Patsy Stone. Also features Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Chris Colfer and more.

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Another Ab Fab movie?

Jon Plowman says they have talked briefly about "how did they all meet and get together when they were much much younger".

Radio Times, 20th September 2018

Comedy film exec producer Christian Eisenbeiss dies

Christian Eisenbeiss, business mogul and film producer, has died at the age of 61. As chairman of British Film Company, Eisenbeiss was an executive producer on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Dad's Army, the Bafta-nominated documentary McCullin and Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976.

Tom Garter, Screen Daily, 12th April 2017

Ab Fab movie highest grossing UK indie film of 2016

The BFI has released statistics that reveal Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was the highest grossing independent UK film of 2016, with box office makings hitting £16 million!

Funny Women, 30th January 2017

Jennifer Saunders says no to more Ab Fab

Jennifer Saunders has said she has finished with the Absolutely Fabulous characters. She won't write any more TV specials, nor a film sequel.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2016

Lumley and Saunders attend Ab Fab USA premiere

Joanna Lumley looks typically outrageous alongside glam Jennifer Saunders at the Ab Fab NYC movie premiere.

Daily Mail, 19th July 2016

Ab Fab Movie charts the death of top-down celebrity

Eddy and Pats - plus the 60 stars eager to supply cameos - herald the demise of a glittering cultural hegemony. Fashionistas and PRs are now slaves to public taste, their slogans drowned out by public opinion.

David Cox, The Guardian, 11th July 2016

Comedy reboots: never go back

If we want to wallow in nostalgia, let's have repeats rather than retreads.

Deborah Shrewsbury, The Custard TV, 11th July 2016

Ab FaB fans thrown out of cinema for laughing too much

The early reviews of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie have been positive - but this might be the best endorsement yet. A pair of Ab Fab fans have claimed they were ejected from a London cinema for putting off fellow cinemagoers... by laughing too much.

Harry Fletcher, Digital Spy, 6th July 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie takes £4m+ at the box office

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has made a strong start in the cinema, taking over £4m at the box office in its opening weekend.

British Comedy Guide, 5th July 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie - review

Producers did not release the Ab Fab film to the critics ahead of its release yesterday, which is rarely a vote of confidence. Add to that the fact that it's a big-screen adaptation of a sitcom - a genre with a patchy track record, The Inbetweeners Movie notwithstanding - and that it uses the tired and tested plot device of plonking their characters somewhere foreign, and the signs are not encouraging. Yet despite such portents, Absolutely Fabulous is as much of a fun, raucous romp as fans would have hoped for - director Mandie Fletcher throwing proceedings into the preposterous story and high camp with as much vigour now as there was when the series started a rather incredible 24 years ago.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2nd July 2016

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