Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Saturday, 21 September 2019

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language, drug use and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Somebody needs a new PR.

  • Starring:

    Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Lulu, Gwendoline Christie, Julia Sawalha, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Mo Gaffney, Christopher Ryan, Mark Gatiss, Graham Norton, Kathy Burke, Celia Imrie

  • Directed by:

    Mandie Fletcher

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are knocked aside, pushed into rivers/assumed drowned, assumed shot (gunshot heard off-screen), tasered, pursued. A dog is stepped on (implied). A vehicle is stolen. A man thumps his fist on a desk and shouts. People run into things, fall over. A brick is thrown through a window. Objects knocked off desk, thrown, smashed. Yelling, screaming, arguing. Lynch mob, lethal injection, death threats mentioned. Blood/gore: Needle injected into face (Botox assumed). Blood of a two-year-old child, foetus blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting. Nude female bottom, nude mannequins. Cleavage, shirtless man, skimpy swimwear. Cross-dressing, bum-squeezing. A woman makes sexual gestures with her tongue. Picture of man in underwear. Sexual banter/jokes. Losing virginity, prostitute, blow job, porn, pubic hair, sperm mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (snorting powder, rubbing powder into gums, popping pills, injecting Botox, smoking bong). Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine, cocktails, hip flasks). Smoking, vaping. Intoxication. Gambling (blackjack).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastard, bloody, fart, p*ss. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling. Jokes about race, AIDS, weight, age. Religious references and exclamations (hell, OMG, Jesus).

  • THEMES:

    Kate Moss, fashion, PR, credit, mother-daughter relationships, media, infamy, popularity, same-sex marriage, drag queens, social media, fugitives, cougars.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Wedding, church, aircraft, jail settings. Divorce, colonic mentioned. Helicopter, dogs. Feathers, fur worn. Seafood, sushi eaten. Toilet, fart, raspberry-blowing, spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Camp, silly, bright, light, endearing, breezy, sunny, satisfying, brash, flash, jolly, raucous, absurd, fun. Riotous/joyous chemistry between Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, glittery settings, ridiculous outfits, endless cameos, several stinging gags.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overstuffed, safe, flat, messy, sloppy, overcrowded, padded, shallow, tired. Thin plot, mostly unfunny jokes.

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