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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at The BBC Breakfast Studio's, Media City UK , Manchester - United Kingdom - Monday 20th February 2017

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Sing Review

Very Good

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.

It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.

The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,

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Jennifer Saunders seen at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th December 2016

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Could Dawn French And Jennifer Saunders Host The 'Great British Bake Off'?


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Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are reportedly top of Channel 4’s list of dream ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts, to replace Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins .

Channel 4, who bought the baking show from the BBC for £75million last month, are also said to be after cookbook legend Delia Smith, 75, to work alongside Paul Hollywood as the replacement judge for Mary Berry.

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn FrenchChannel 4 are reportedly after legendary duo French and Saunders as the next ‘Great British Bake Off’ hosts

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Real-Life Eddie And Patsy Ejected From 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Screening For Laughing Too Loud


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Two grandmothers, who describe themselves as the real-life Eddie and Patsy, have claimed they were thrown out of a screening of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie for laughing too much. Cindy Amass and Jacqueline Cox told The Mirror that staff at Islington’s Vue cinema told them to "laugh on the inside” or get out.

Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieTwo women say they were ejected from Ab Fab: The Movie for laughing too much.

"The film is so funny, obviously that's why we went,” Cindy said. "I had a heart attack and Jacqui's daughter bought us the tickets, as I'm like her aunt and she wanted to do a nice thing for me. I hadn't been out for over a year and I was really looking forward to it. It was an early showing at 6pm so there wasn't many people in the cinema.”

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Review

OK

Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen to continue their drunken antics, although without the usual enthusiastic laugh-track everything feels eerily muted. Thankfully, there's still a lot of fun to be had, including well-aimed jabs at celebrity culture. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are still hilarious in their signature roles. And it's hard to get too worried about the limp plot when every scene is packed with amusing cameo appearances.

With her PR agency fading and her money spent on expanding her home, Edina (Saunders) discovers that her credit cards are "broken" and her champagne fridge is empty. So she and her pal Patsy (Lumley) set out to make some cash. After failing to sell her memoirs, Edina sets out to woo Kate Moss as a client. But this goes spectacularly wrong when Kate ends up falling off a balcony into the Thames. Now under investigation, Eddie and Pats flee to the South of France to find Patsy's wealthy ex (Barry Humphreys). They're chased by a detective (Robert Webb), who's the boyfriend of Edina's daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha), whose teen daughter (Indeharna Donaldson-Holness) has run off with them.

Written by Saunders, the script is very loose, bouncing around without much focus before a series of impatient, nonsensical conclusions. Basically, it's little more than a flimsy framework that includes brief scenes for series regulars (including Jane Horrock's airhead assistant, June Whitfield's dotty mum, Celia Imrie's rival PR and Kathy Burke's bulldog editor), plus a few new characters like Chris Colfer's stylist. All of these people have their moments, but never quite emerge as much more than comedy sketch figures. On the other hand, the big-screen format allows Saunders and Lumley to give Edina and Patsy a bit of surprising emotional depth amid the usual slapstick nuttiness.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wanted To Be In Absolutely Fabulous


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After running for six seasons over 21 years, from 1992 to 2013, the classic British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous arrives on the big screen in a flurry of champagne and cameos. Originally a short sketch on the French & Saunders show, the enduring characters have had a rather patchy ride, with some episodes funnier than others.

Benedict Cumberbatch at a Q&A with US President Barack Obama at London's Lindley Hall.

It was a year and a half ago that writer-star Jennifer Saunders was challenged by Dawn French to make the movie. "We were doing our New Year's show on Radio 2", Saunders says, "And Dawn said, 'What are you doing in the next year?' I said, 'I'm going to write the Ab Fab film.' She said, 'Alright. And if you don't, you have to pay me ten thousand pounds!' And I said, 'Okay.' It was the greatest incentive I ever had. I probably wouldn't have done it without that bet."

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Has 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Lived Up To Its Name?


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The title 'Absolutely Fabulous' has turned out to be a bit of an over-statement for this movie according to the latest reviews, but generally it has wound up to be an enjoyable affair for fans of the TV show; quite a feat given that the majority of the cast aren't actually actors.

Absolutely FabulousAbsolutely Fabulous or absolutely vacuous?

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'. There's no denying that this duo is no less entertaining than they originally were in the television series, but the same can't be said for the other stars of the show. According to the Metro, the comedy was 'dampened by giving too much screen time to famous people who struggle to play themselves convincingly', while the Guardian agreed that it 'becomes less funny with every syllable that Stella [McCartney] is allowed to say' and described Kate Moss' performance as 'uncompromisingly wooden'.

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at the premiere of their new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. The pair play the much loved characters of Patsy and Eddy. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at the premiere of their new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. The pair play the much loved characters of Patsy and Eddy. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley
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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at the premiere of their new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. The pair play the much loved characters of Patsy and Eddy. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley
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Jennifer Saunders And Krysten Ritter Among 2016 Glamour Awards Honourees


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The 13th annual Glamour Awards took place at London's Berkeley Square Gardens in Mayfair last night (June 7th 2016) and saw some of Britain's favourite stars land prizes for their career achievements. Speaking of Glamour, there was a lot of that on the red carpet with some of these winners' striking outfits.

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Jennifer Saunders stole the show not with her little black and white  number and not with her award for Outstanding Contribution, but her epic photobomb of Kourtney Kardashian on the red carpet. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star also dedicated her award to fellow musician Victoria Wood, who died earlier this year, and the award comes ahead of the release of her new film 'Ab Fab: The Movie'.

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Have Edina And Patsy Really Killed Kate Moss In 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'?


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Yes, sweetie darling, the new trailer for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' directed by Mandie Fletcher is finally here with some brilliant one-liners, and Edina and Patsy's biggest crisis yet. Let's hope they have enough champagne and cigarettes to get them through this fiasco.

Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieThe stars turn out in droves for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders return as the shameless fashion followers we loved in the original TV series, Patsy and Edina respectively, along with Julia Sawalha as Edina's strait-laced grown-up daughter Saffron.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer


Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen in this new comedy film that has been adapted from the television series Absolutely Fabulous. The film sees the characters of Edina and Patsy continuing to live their lavish London lifestyle partying and drinking until at one party they find themselves involved in a major incident involving the model Kate Moss. This leaves the pair being pursued by the paparazzi relentlessly and caught up in a media storm that surrounds this scandal.

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'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Set To Feature 60 Celeb Cameos


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The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie looks set to be one of the most celebrity filled films of all time, with around 60 famous faces set to make a cameo appearance. The film, which hits UK cinemas on July 1st, will feature Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprising their TV roles as fashionable friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.

Ab Fab movieThe Ab Fab movie will be filled with celebrity cameos from around 60 famous faces.

Among the fashionable names already announced are Kate Moss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jerry Hall, Poppy Delevingne, Sadie Frost, Stella McCartney, Suki Waterhouse, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung.

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