Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie review

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie review

British comedians Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders won fans the world over for their two Bolli-swilling London luvvies in hit TV show Absolutely Fabulous - now, a movie.

Patsy and Eddie are back, sweetie-darlings, this time on the big screen. And are we ready for that? Hard to say.

Of course they are up to their usual vacuous champagne and drug-fuelled antics, dripping in badly fitted couture and neck deep in some self-inflicted drama or another.

Saunders and Lumley ham it up the best way they know how. These two fictional fabulous femmes know how to deliver a line. The problem here is that there are just not enough funny lines to tide you over through a full-length film.

And while I would never be irresponsible enough to advocate the use of alcohol to fend off the law of ever diminishing returns on your cinematic investment, if I were to do so, it would be now.

Cue the avalanche of Chanel No. 5-soaked hate mail, but a half hour's-worth of laugh out loud comedy stretched out for another whole hour sapped the guilty pleasure out of this for me.

Absolutely fabulous it is not - every now and again a little bit fabulous at a stretch.

Two stars.

     Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie:: Director: Mandie Fletcher :: Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Rebel Wilson, Cara Delevingne, Gwendoline Christie, Kim Kardashian West, Joan Collins, Kate Moss, Dawn French, Emma Bunton, Julia Sawalha:: Rating: M - Offensive language, sexual references and drug use:: Running Time: 90 minutes:: Release Date: In cinemas now