Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie answers the question – what do you do when you’ve completely run out of ideas with your sitcom? In the case of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, it was usually to make the occasional special, but now they’ve finally got round to a spin-off movie and it’s not far away, hence the teaser now giving way to the trailer.
And, as you’d expect, they’ve filled it with pointless cameos from pointless female Z-list celebs who fill the fashion magazines and internet with pictures of their gen -itals, such as Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian West, Gwendoline Christie and, heaven forbid, Rebel Wilson.
The plot synopsis is as follows (and I can’t be bothered to make it sound good): Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. 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!
British roles come from Joan Collins, Celia Imrie, Kate Moss, Jane Horrocks, Dawn French, Jerry Hall and Emma Bunton.
And what’s the “major incident”? They kill Kate Moss. Oh, my aching sides(!) This film is more about the celeb cameos than the content of the film and it looks utterly unfunny.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is released in UK cinemas on July 1st and I shall be giving this a wide berth.
Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size version:
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