The Inbetweeners Movie
This year four boys become men.
Having just left school for good, Simon, Will, Jay and Neil are off on the holiday of a lifetime, two weeks of sun, sea and who knows, maybe even some sex, with no teachers, no parents and absolutely no idea how to survive on their own. Follow the adventures of these four clueless friends as they lurch from one holiday disaster to the next. Appalling accommodation. Check. Humiliating attempts to pull girls. Check. Regrettable misuse of bidet. Check. It's a very real and painfully funny coming of age where four boys become men ... or at least try to.
This is Britain's American Pie.
But unlike the American Pie lot, I actually like these guys. They remind me of myself, and I want to see them succeed.
I love The Inbetweeners, but I probably wouldn't watch 4 episodes back to back. Which is pretty much what this is.
It is funny though.
Is it funny enough to draw in new fans? It probably isn't. But hopefully it is a fitting send off.
I wish I had this film when I was 18.
Some people have called this simply an extended episode of the TV series.
However, that definitely isn't a bad thing. It's funny, it's offensive, it'll make you cringe at times...although if you are easily offended, then maybe give this one a miss.
Or watch it anyway and make a list of how many times someone says something that crosses the line. It'll be fun. Probably.
Also, everyone has a friend like Neil. And Jay. Actually, everyone has a friend like all of them. I'm talking shit again, aren't I?
Why the hell does Letterboxd list this as coming out in 2012?
UK RELEASE DATES, PEOPLE! USE THEM!
I stopped believing in god when I realised it was just dog spelt backwards.
The film has a basic but well written narrative, and the scripting is comfortably what you expect. Predictable, yet still a good ending on the most part, even though it could have gone out with more of a “bang.” Well executed for such an eagerly anticipated film and definitely worth a watch if you have a rather crude sense of humour.
The big things I expected from the cast never happened, though.
Best comedy of 2011, which strangely is only slightly less funny than the TV show. But please, no sequels, gents...
Kevin & Perry Go Large + American Pie = This
If you're a fan of the series you will enjoy yourself. It was nice to visit with these characters once last time, and there were some pretty good lines.
Personal favorite: "How about we have sex all year long"
"Do you mean like a girlfriend or a prostitute?"
I absolutely loved and enjoyed this, but that was probably influenced by me being a fan of the Inbetweeners. Holy shit, that ending made me feel so good inside, I don't even
Review from my VOD column "This Week on Demand"
Conforming entirely to the age-old tradition of British sitcoms packing their cast off to another country for a big-screen outing, The Inbetweeners Movie fortunately avoids the frequent drop in quality which usually accompanies such efforts. True, this feature outing for the characters—four teenagers at the end of their school years, unlucky in love and just about everything else too—is nothing great, but fans of the show will be fully sated by the hijinks that ensue, often of the gross-out variety. Directed by series helmer Ben Palmer, it’s an experience that loses absolutely nothing from being seen on the big screen; the draw here is the comedy, well sustained by show creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris’ script, packed with a good deal more hits than misses. The entirely predictable plot arc, to its credit, still manages to infuse some heart, and provides an appropriate send-off for a perfectly enjoyable TV phenomenon.
Love this movie. Ok some might say its just an extended episode of the TV show but then you could say that about every TV show that gets a movie. Very funny.
Hits the highs of the series but a heavy middle makes the rewatchability low.
Considerably funnier than I thought it would be. Thanks for a good laugh :)
P.S I've never even seen the TV Series. I still probably won't.
The film follows the same format that made E4’s hit television series so successful and, while that may have been the undoing of television movies in the past, it works triumphantly. The film itself is little more than an extended episode, but sheer awkwardness, gross out comedy and merciless banter provide the fan and the show itself with the fitting send off they deserve
Had a holiday like this before so can relate to everything.Better than I was expecting even though the series is good many TV spin off fail to hit any mark at all.