Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Comedy directed by Mandie Fletcher and written by Jennifer Saunders, based on the TV show. The movie follows Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) who are still oozing glitz and glamour and living the high life they are accustomed to.
Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever.
Verdict: Although this sequel lacks the charm and soul of the original series it’s by no means awful. I think it’ll keep the die hard fans happy and there’s enough gags in there to keep non-fans entertained.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 15)
[looking into the mirror]
Edina Monsoon: I think I am now officially fatter sideways than I am front on.
Patsy Stone: Darling, you don’t need those, I’m your mirror.
Edina Monsoon: How do I look?
Patsy Stone: Fabulous.
Edina Monsoon: Thank you.
[on the phone]
Edina Monsoon: Hi, darling. No, I’m working from Nobu this week.
Patsy Stone: You don’t know this and I don’t know this, but Kate Moss is changing her PR. You’ve got to get her now! Kate Moss, darling!
[on the red carpet]
Edina Monsoon: Stella.
Stella McCartney: You’re not wearing my clothes, are you?
Edina Monsoon: No, darling, no, this is all TK Maxx.
[as they watch Kate Moss talking to Jon Hamm at the party]
Patsy Stone: I’m going to roll away the Hamm.
[approaches Jon Hamm]
Patsy Stone: Hi, darling. Don’t you remember me?
Jon Hamm: Oh, God. I can’t believe you’re still…alive.
[he starts to walk off, Edina follows him]
Patsy Stone: Johnny.
[Patsy goes over to Kate Moss who’s sitting on the edge of the balcony]
Edina Monsoon: Kate! Kate!
[she stumbles into Kate Moss who goes over the edge and falls into the River Thames]
Edina Monsoon: How bad can this be? I mean, you know.
Saffron: You have killed Kate Moss.
Edina Monsoon: Shit.
[dumps newspapers full of headlines about Kate Moss’s disappearance]
Patsy Stone: Oh, Eddy, Eddy, what have you done!
[suddenly a brick breaks through their window]
Saffron: It’s from Stella McCartney.
Edina Monsoon: It’s the best thing I’ve ever had from Stella.
[running through the streets of London]
Patsy Stone: We’ve got to get away, we’ve got to go now!
Edina Monsoon: And when this is actually over, darling.
Patsy Stone: Yeah.
Edina Monsoon: Will you please just remind me to go back for the boots I just saw in Westwood window.
Edina Monsoon: Yes, we’re free!
Edina Monsoon: We’re in the South of France, everyone’s a criminal!
Patsy Stone: The fortunes, the estates, the yachts.
[as they see a bunch of old women dancing together]
Edina Monsoon: What is this, some kind of late life lesbo party?
Patsy Stone: Where are the men?
[as she’s being tasered on the plane]
Patsy Stone: Cheers. You don’t get that on British Airways.
[referring to Patsy]
Edina’s Mother: She’s been a man before, you know.
Edina Monsoon: This could be our life, couldn’t it?
Edina Monsoon: I’m being trollied on Twitter. A woman told me I was a pariah.
Saffron: Do you know what a pariah is?
Edina Monsoon: Yeah. It’s a fish.
Total Quotes: 15
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