The wildly popular British television show Absolutely Fabulous gets a Francophonic makeover with this film version directed by Gabriel Aghion. In this go around, Josiane Balasko and Nathalie Baye play the incorrigible Eddie and Patsy, who leave no impulse unenacted and no lust unsated -- be it for sex or the latest in designer clothing. Waking up from a night of drunken debauchery, the two dip right into a feast of champagne and caviar, much to the irritation of Eddie's elegant mother and her resentful daughter. As Eddie stretches an appalling pair of leopard-print leotards (complete with matching shoes, purse, and hat) over her massive rear end, she and Patsy learn of a handsome young Rollerblading delivery boy who quickly becomes the object of their lust. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
Writer:Jennifer Saunders (creator: TV series Absolutely Fabulous), Dawn French (creator: TV series Absolutely Fabulous), Gabriel Aghion (scenario & adaptatio
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this series a cult hit in the UK and abroad . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Panta O (es) wrote: This watered down version of the war crimes at the torture place of Abu Ghraib is just a way to describe the opinion that "Haji's" deserve it! Look at the name of the producers (Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz) and you will understand that this American war movie inspired by the events that took place at the Abu Ghraib prison, which made worldwide news in 2004, is not made to entertain us or to inform us - it is made to change our way of perceiving these events as right at the given moment! Written and directed by Luke Moran, who co-stars alongside Sean Astin, Omid Abtahi, Sara Paxton, and John Heard, it is a perfect film for brainwashed idiots, but not for anyone who actually looks for something more that 'pride of the nation'. No emotion, no chemistry, no thrill or excitement - it is a movie which simply deserves to be forgotten! As quickly as possible... and the events need to be remembered, the way they actually happened! The film starts in 2003, the day before 22-year-old Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) ships out for Iraq, having joined the Army Reserves in hopes of being part of something bigger than himself! With dozens of other young men, some finding themselves there because they are patriotic, others because they wanted an adventure and sheer youthful restlessness, he arrives at Abu Ghraib, 20 miles from Baghdad and formerly used by Saddam Hussein to imprison, torture and murder dissidents... I really do not want to share the story which follows because it is as bland as it comes, made to soften the image of the events which actually happened between those walls of suffering! When Australian television network SBS program "Dateline" aired previously unpublished video showing the abuse of Iraqis in U.S. military custody at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003, we could see images of naked prisoners, some of them with blood lying on the floor. The pictures show almost the same abuses as the photos that caused Abu Ghraib scandal in 2004 - Iraqis subjected to sexual humiliation and shackled in positions tantamount to torture. Of course, Pentagon spokesperson Bryan Whitman said the Defence Department believed the release of additional images of prisoner abuse was harmful and "could only further inflame and possibly incite unnecessary violence in the world." It seems that this film is made to do completely opposite... calm down people?! The film won the Audience Award at the Gasparilla Film Festival, the only film festival it screened at... I am not really sure what was the competition like if this was the winner!
Hasi V (us) wrote: is isn't a tipical artfilm just because it goes at a snail's pace but it's about the connection between love and composure. the plot waffles, however it's gist is in the lovely characters who live easily in peace, simply and solely it's an utopia which is realizable among friendly people. the first period is too slow, but after you'll intuit it, it's a must:)
intuciic (de) wrote: quite watchable low budget movie
Michelle G (ru) wrote: Cool movie. I really thought that dude was hiding that he was a gay, but I guess I was wrong,lol. Cool twist in the movie. So cool when the got electrocuted. Would of been better if they had a bigger budget.
Jw C (br) wrote: i always thought Bening's a good actor but this elevates her to great. Complex portrayal, difficult to watch sometimes, the way superb acting can be for its earnestness and relatedly the watchers' immediate recognition of their own vulnerabilities and fears...
Carol H (us) wrote: A cynical, unfunny, and cliched rom-com.
Melissa S (es) wrote: Holds a personal place in my heart
Matthew J (ru) wrote: I think we've all had a job that's gotten weird
Yuriy T (it) wrote: Robocop 2 is still fine action-satire but now it's even more brutal and silly. Done in almost excellent urban comics style. Worth re-watching, a lot hidden things.
Emily A (es) wrote: What a terrific bad movie! If you're going to go in with a ridiculous premise for a film, you can't do it half-cocked; You have to run with it with furious gusto and and hysterical glee, which is exactly what happened here. This movie is actually pretty well-made: the effects are quite admirable (well, except for the flying warlock) and the writing is actually pretty tight. The dialogue is a little cheesy, but the characters are really well crafted. I think this film should get extra points for not falling into the trap of making their characters (especially the heroine) lunkheads for the sake of advancing the plot. Redferne and Kassandra actually make a pretty adept witch-hunting team and formidable adversaries for the devilishly slimy Warlock. Oh man. Julian Sands is great in this movie. You can just tell that he's having fun being evil, and that sense of delicious fun is infectious. The Warlock is one of my new favorite cinema villains. I was really impressed with the fire effects, even moreso considering this movie was made in the late 80s. This movie is wonderful trash. I think I might have enjoyed it even more since I was a huge fan of Hocus Pocus as a child. The parallels are unmistakable. This is like Hocus Pocus for grownups, and Sands is as wicked in this movie as Bette Midler was in that one.
Eddie D (fr) wrote: Extreme exploitation, great film!
Tara V (it) wrote: I've been trying to watch all the movies in Danny Peary's book, Cult Movies. His essay about the film added a lot to my appreciation of a film I really enjoyed.!) He enumerates the ways Lewton respectfully and richly treats the characters who are female, and those who are black. Pretty unusual at the time.2) The flavour of the voodoo zombie in the picture. I thought it was a lot like how they were explained in the book of The Serpent and The Rainbow, and Peary says it "visualized the zombie of William Seabrook's The Magic Island", another book. I'll take these ones over fast zombies any day.2) The absence of violence or scary images, relying on atmosphere to creep us out. Really, the worst these zombies do is walk toward a person but it's still pretty great. I dunno if I'd agree with Peary that it isn't really a horror film.4) He cites Lewton's 'secret intent' to make "'Jane Eyre in the West Indies'...a young female in a house with a man and his insane wife." That is so bang on.
Berni E (au) wrote: Such a beautiful film.....very special.....Ben Whishaw is utterly amaaaazing. The story and the script is completely original.
Tom M (br) wrote: Always good to watch, but always could have been a little better. If you get the DVD, get the 15-year anniversary version. It has better audio and features, commentary, deleted scenes and extras. Also, there's no reason for this film to be rated "R". PG-13 is more like it.