Absolutely Fabulous

Posted on August 4, 2016


Absolutely Fabulous – For the most part, it’s completely ridiculous. These two self-absorbed, self-injecting-with-stem-cells, ladies of a certain age – Edina “Eddie” Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) get accused of killing Kate Moss. Moss plays herself and has apparently started eating since I last saw her…she’s got a little gut going on. Eddie dresses like Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games and Patsy looks like a snarling Pekingese and does this really unattractive thing with her tongue. They throw around “dahlings” but are just not nice people.

A ton of cameos – Jerry Hall, Jon Hamm, Lulu, Stella McCartney, Rebel Wilson, Joan Collins, Jean Paul Gaultier, and others whose names I don’t recognize – aren’t enough to help this movie. Celia Imrie is good as always and there are a few funny moments but not enough to waste your money on. The two most real characters are the daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) and granddaughter Lola (Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness).