The mainstream reviewers have said the new Absolutely Fabulous movie is funny, but fans Jacqueline Cox and Cindy Amass found it hysterical. The two grandmothers got kicked out of the movie theater for laughing too loudly during the film.
Even worse, Amass was on her first trip outside of the house since falling ill last year. Laughter, after all, is the best medicine.
“I had a heart attack and Jacqui’s daughter bought us the tickets, as I’m like her aunt and she wanted to do a nice thing for me,” she told The Sun.
“We weren’t laughing that loudly, but it is a funny film, it’s not like we were watching Schindler’s List or anything serious. It was really embarrassing, no one was asking us to be quiet until the manager came over and was talking to us, then people started shushing.”
Amass continued, “It’s very disappointing, I’m quite upset, I have been very ill and not been out for a long while. It’s ruined my day out, I got my hair done for their first time in the year, but now it’s really knocked my confidence, I’m not sure I want to go out again.”
“The manager said we had to laugh on the inside,” Cox told the paper. “I said ‘what the hell does that mean?’ That just made us laugh even more. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, I don’t know what their problem was.”
The manager also pitched out two men who were watching the movie for laughing as well. All four were refunded the cost of the tickets. They went out to have a drink together afterward – just like Patsy and Edina would want them to do.