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DIRECTOR Mandie Fletcher
CAST Beattie Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Scarborough, Gemma Jones
For frazzled teacher Sarah, life is already chaotic – the last thing she needs is someone else to look after, let alone a pug which dribbles, snores and eats from the kitchen bin. So problems abound when she inherits her grandmother’s prized possession, a spoilt pug named Patrick. This entertaining family comedy, directed by Mandie Fletcher (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), features a top-notch cast of British talent as well as plenty of adorable canine cuteness.
(2018 UK 94 mins)
Jennifer Saunders bumbles magnificently as a home-economics teacher. Patrick is something of a reunion for the Ab Fab star, with Mandie Fletcher, director of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, at the helm and Saunders’s daughter Beattie Edmondson in the lead role. The hugely likeable Edmondson has, evidently, inherited her parents’ flair for physical comedy. Even when the one-liners are bland, her facial expressions and commendably goofy running style are funny. Her pugly costar is equally amusing. Tara Brady, Irish Times
BBFC advice: Contains mild bad language
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