Absolute Beginners

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Run time: 108 mins

In Theaters: Friday 18th April 1986

Distributed by: HBO Video


Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 5.5 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Eddie O'Connell as Colin, Photographer / Narrator, Patsy Kensit as Suzette, David Bowie as Vendice Partners, James Fox as Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen, Ray Davies as Arthur, Colin's Dad, Mandy Rice-Davies as Flora, Eve Ferret as Big Jill, Tony Hippolyte as Mr. Cool, Graham Fletcher-Cook as Wizard, Joseph McKenna as Fabulous Hoplite, Steven Berkoff as The Fanatic, Sade as Athene Duncannon, Edward Tudor-Pole as Ed the Ted, Bruce Payne as Flikker, Alan Freeman as Call-Me-Cobber, Carmen Ejogo as Carmen

Absolute Beginners Movie Review

Julien Temple's musical adaptation of a classic novel about life in 1950s' London is about as awful as the rock drama can get, with a hapless photographer (Eddie O'Connell) losing his glamour gal (Patsy Kensit, in her screen debut) to a much older fashion designer (James Fox), who gives her instant street cred. Totally forgettable songs, dance numbers, and a ridiculous plot make Absolute Beginners look like absolute junk.


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Absolute Beginners Rating

" Grim "


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