I suppose I was predestined to dislike this film.
I've never seen the TV series. I actively avoid watching films based on current British TV comedies. There are no well known cinema actors and I'm just a tad over the target age group!
The only problem with my predisposed adverse feelings was that the film was very well scripted and damn funny in places!
Some elements misfire but my unfamiliarity with characters in no way detracted from my enjoyment and…