Sunday, July 24, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Director Mandie Fletcher’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is absolutely silly and, sometimes, absolutely ridiculous, but, mostly, it’s absolutely a lot of fun!

If you are not familiar with Writer/Actress Jennifer Saunders and her Co-Star Joanna Lumley, whose British TV comedy show ran, intermittently, from 1992 to 2012, or might  not like John Waters’ movies or RuPaul, you probably won’t find this your cup of tea.  But, if any of those are your fancy, you’ll enjoy this bit of nonsense.

Saunders’ Edinda is frightened of being fat and old.  She and Lumley’s Patsy are on the hunt for escaping irrelevance and finding solvency.  Edina’s attempt to become model Kate Moss’s PR Agent lands Moss in the Thames, where she is lost and presumed dead.  Edina and Patsy escape to the Riviera in an attempt to find Patsy a rich husband, who might help them out of their mess.  What they find is even better.

If for nothing else, Saunders’ and Lumley’s willingness to be make fun of themselves at a time when other older actresses are moaning about not having parts to play earns them big kudos for getting their own movie made.

I give Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie a 3.4 out of 5.

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