(The Movie) (Dir. Mandie Fletcher, 2016)
We love Absolutely Fabulous,
The TV show with its shrill and frabjous
Carve-up of the naff world of fashion;
The celebrity swim-through, the sterile passion
Bubbling away in a Bollinger glass,
Emptied like life and sadly come to pass.
But as for the film, we rate it Poor,
Great moments, yes: Patsy walks into a door
And Edina sings her ‘road-walking’ song
But the laughs aren’t sustained for very long.
The walk-ons wholly fail to satisfy
And Patsy’s Bowie disguise refuses to fly.
We’re given a gloss on tired old themes
And the plot design is showing its seams.
At our screening the air was thick
With cackling so maybe we missed a trick
But though we be fans, here’s our entreaty:
Must do better next time, Sweetie!