Snoogans - wrote on 08/22/16
'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' is the film adaptation of the British sitcom of the same name. I'm not all too familiar with the show, having only seen some clips on Youtube, but it does look like a decent enough comedy. I at least like the premise regarding the two older females constantly fighting age to remain in the spotlight. That theme is really all that propels the plot in this film. It's a very loose and sporadic plot that feels very sketch-like. None of these sketches worked for me. There wasn't much present that I haven't already seen accomplished in a funnier light from multiple other films. Everything about it feels dated. This feels like something that should've been released in the heyday of the show's popularity. I appreciate the efforts of the two stars. They really do seem like funny women. It's just that this material is dead before it begins. The slow pace and joke setups don't help matters. I at least found some of their scathing off-handed quips to be humorous. A haphazard product hurt by an untimely release.