- Starring: Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Simon Bird
- Summary: Join Will, Simon, Jay and Neil as they go on mental holiday in Malia in pursuit of booze, fanny, minge, sex and booze. It's one wild week they're sure to never forget if only the can remember what happened in the morning. They're out of school, out of the country and out of their league. (Wrekin Hill Entertainment)… Expand
- Director: Ben Palmer
- Genre(s): Comedy
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If nothing else, The Inbetweeners Movie earns itself a footnote in any comprehensive history of local movie exhibition. This has got to be the first time a wedgie has been inflicted onscreen at the Kendall.
Aug 19, 2013The highly anticipated sequel to the hit British television series makes it cinematic debut, will the 22 minute an episode sitcom translate well to the big screen? The answer to put it simply is… Yes. As the boys prepare to go on a “mental” lads holiday together, Simon has to come to terms with the end of his relationship with Carli.
With the last episode of the television being a bit of a let down I didn’t have high expectations for the film. I was pleasantly surprised. With gag after gag the Inbetweeners Movie delivers hilarious lines of dialogue which will leave you with stitches of laughter.
The Inbetweeners Movie went simple in narrative structure which I was happy about because I knew that with a big complex story the film wouldn’t work. The simple love story which is portrayed for each of the maim characters is simple but effective. The film delivers its usual crude humour in the style of self-fellatio, jokes and general mocking of each other.
The film which unlike any other really gave a community spirit when I saw it in theaters last year, the whole place rocking with laughter. I can’t believe I even began to doubt that Iain Morris and Damon Beesley could do anything with these characters that was unfunny.
As heated arguments get between these best friends hilarity occurs, if that is from sissy fighting, owing someone 50 euros or just simply sleeping in the wrong place. You can’t go wrong with The Inbetweeners Movie, a light-hearted and surprisingly uplifting comedy.
In hindsight it wasn’t a very good movie… I hope you didn’t believe a word of that last bit, this is a great movie and unfortunately I will never ever forget it so I can re-experience it for the first time again. But luckily for the world of comedy the highest grossing British comedy ever released is allegedly releasing a sequel sometime in 2014, I’m officially excited.… Expand
Jun 9, 2013Translating a small screen half-hour comedy series into an hour and half long movie is not always easy and the last few years have been littered with failed attempts like Kevin and Perry Go Large. Fortunately, while not as consistently funny as the three seasons of television on which it is based, The Inbetweeners Movie successfully captures the spirit and humour of the show.
The movie itself finds the boys, having now left school, making their way to Greece in search of girls. Of course their dreams soon turn into a nightmare of embarrassment making for cringe-worthy, but often very funny, humour. As has always been the case the four leads show excellent on-screen chemistry and the four characters complement each other superbly. I was a little disappointed that, since the film is set outside of the school environment, we see very little of the always funny Mr Gilbert (Greg Davies) but anyone that was/is a fan of the TV show will certainly enjoy this.… Expand
Jul 15, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Summary
+Very good comical writing, with nice twists.
+Good acting from the cast particular from Will (I will refer to characters by character name not the actor who plays them).
+Great scenes that help to make the film more iconic when compared to average comical films.
-Most of the characters personalities are not explored leaving most to be uninteresting.
-The film lacks originality when compared to “Kevin and Perry Go Large”, which follows a very similar storyline yet with more twists than the Inbetweeners movie.
-The films story is very predictable with not enough turns to make the story remarkable.
In short in my opinion the film is ok for a Friday/Saturday night watch, but compared to Kevin and Perry Go Large, the film falls flat, hence it is nothing that is outstanding.
I wish to say at the start of the review that my actually score is that of 6.5. This is largely due to the vast variety of comedy in the film, ranging from clever remarks from Will, to crude humour from the cast on the whole e.g. James snorting poo with coke.
As a send-off to the brilliant Inbetweeners series, the film does a good job. It still maintains what was a great feature of the series which is the continuation of the conflicts between the personality of the 4 friends (Will, Simon, Jay and Neil). This is particularly the case with the conflict between the sensible Will who fails to understand what a Lad’s Holiday really consist of; and Jay who wants to go all out looking for easy booze and sex (and fails at the sex part till the end). Therefore with regards to being true to its source material the film does a god job. Unfortunately one thing fans of the series will notice is that the film in many ways feels restrained, with regards to how crude the film is. This is probably due to the fact its rated 15 (Teen) instead of 18(Mature). While this is understandable because the directors of the film wouldn’t want to deny the film to potential viewers, it has negative impact on the quality of the comedy. Another thing the fans will notice is how iconic characters from the series are hardly featured in the film. This can be seen by how Mr Gilbert is only used in a one minute farewell speech to the students, which annoyingly is one of the most worthy moments of the film.
With regards to acting again this is a mix bag. It is certainly worth giving credit to Will, who is by far the best portrayed character. He real adds to the comedy of the film, because he provides to a nerdish prospective on an otherwise stereotypical party movie. Unfortunately the other characters are really dry. This is particular true of the 4 girls the lads meet up with, because while each having their own quirks, they are not exploited enough, thus making them less special. However possible the greatest weakest character is that of Simon who spends the time ignoring obvious access to minge (Lucy) in favour of his ex. However he fails to portray much emotion beyond mediocrity.
However possible the main issue of the film is that of how predictable the story is. It is clear what will happen once the four lads meet the 4 girls, (spoiler) each of the four lads will each shag one of the girls. This wouldn’t be such a bad thing if the film had enough twist to make the story interesting throughout. Unfortunately there isn’t enough twist, to make the story stand out, because many of the twist feel more like fillers. This can be seen with the character Richard who was added to add some sense of quirkiness to the film, but instead adds very little to the film other than confusion.
Furthermore the predictable nature of the story in many ways makes the film feel contrived and nonsensical. An example of this can be seen by how in one part of the film Will mention how he is thinking of committing suicide, which is a huge over-reaction. Them literally 10 seconds later after basically being told by Neil you only live once, Will becomes all happy and up to get “royally f***ed up”. Another example of this is that of how the main characters (with the exception of Will who throws up throughout the end part of the film) have the remarkable ability to drink countless shots and not be affected at all, e.g. the characters never struggle to walk in a straight line etc.
All this amounts to a film which while funny at first, lacks the needed elements to make it anything more than an average comedy.… Expand
Jun 25, 2013Considered to be "The Young Ones" for a new generation, "The Inbetweeners" have done extremely well at being consistantly funny episode after episode, Season after season.
From what i've read the show is so popular it has been broadcasted worldwide, the funny dialogue, vulgarity and expense of all the 4 main leads has obviously entertained, so much so it got a film release.
Kicking off (not to long, maybe a year) after the final series, this outing has the boys heading to Malia, Crete obviously to get what else? booze and babes. Again from anyone who watches the series knows the success comes from how very different each character is.
Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) is the posh kid, short tempered, up himself and hates being proved wrong and is eventually driven into deprived acts that will no doubt lower himself on the social ladder he so desperately climbs.
Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas) is a kid who has desperately been infatuated with his nextdoor neighbour, tracing her to beyond creepy, eventually he is the only character to have had a girlfriend, nevertheless the situation's they put him in have inevitably backfired on him and ended up embarassing himself, something will end up looking stupid or dangling out (yes, i said that)
Jay Cartwright (James Buckley) is a kid who just 24/7, obviously you'll wonder why they hang around with him but nevertheless he's one of the main driving force's to try new things in the group, yet as always doing more damaged then good.
Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison) is an idiot, dumber than a rock yet always end up getting in some sexual endavour much to the dissapointment of everyone else.
All i'm saying is take one out the mix and the show would flop, nevertheless the film however was very entertaining.
Seeing as how many TV shows to film adaptation suck ("Kevin & Perry" is a prime example) i'd be lying if i said this film wasn't predictable, it's obviously recycling alot of what made the Series so good (anyone who watches the show will know what i mean), but nevertheless IT IS FUNNY.
Recycling yet adding, lowering the harshness of the aftermath, It see's the boys constantly defeated in their quest in everyway possible.
Final Verdict: Obviously in the lamest sense, it is like watching a long episode from the series, it's everything a fan of the show could want.… Expand
Nov 3, 2012This movie was uninteresting to the point I would turn it off. I did watch the movie till the end and I conclude honestly that this was the worst movie I have ever seen. The characters where uninteresting and the acting wasn't that good at all. During the whole movie there wasn't any joke at which I laughed.… Expand