The Inbetweeners Movie: Movie Review
The Inbetweeners Movie
Cast: Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Blake Harrison
Director: Ben Palmer
From three successful TV series, a movie's born from some very crude
UK comedy series The Inbetweeners centred around 4 teenagers, Jay, Simon,
Will and Neil who're obsessed with sex, girls, sex, breasts, sex and even more
In the film spin off from the TV2 show, the quartet have finished school;
when Jay's grandfather dies, and Simon's dumped by long term on/off girlfriend
Carli, they decide it's time for a lad's holiday away in Crete.
So the four lovably deluded losers head off to the sun and sand in the hope
of scoring plenty of ladies and a memorable time.
But things get complicated when Simon finds out Carli's there too and sets
out to woo her back; and the rest of the guys find their quest for notches on
the bedpost don't quite go according to any sort of plan.
The Inbetweeners Movie is full of sharp one liners, smut and humiliation -
and because of that, is in keeping with the TV series, the awkward situations
they find themselves in and the characters we've come to know and love.
Of the four lads, it's perhaps Simon Bird's geeky and intellectual loser Will
who comes off best in the flick; he's got some great lines and Bird really does
bring an extra dimension to the character. Joe Thomas' Simon starts to grate a
little as he continues to pine after Carli - so much so that you want to shout
at the screen for him to move on; Blake Harrison's Neil has some astonishingly
filthy - yet very funny- moments (which sadly can't be discussed here) and James
Buckley's deluded Jay is perhaps the weakest of the bunch in terms of story
But that's the thing with The Inbetweeners - you could always see what was
going to happen and while parts of this film may feel a little repetitive, the
laughs you get from seeing the delusions of sex obsessed teenagers in action far
outweigh the feeling you've seen it all before.
With a healthy smattering of smut and some genuinely laugh out loud and
cringeworthy moments, The Inbetweeners Movie is a sign the Brit comedy industry
is still in very, very rude health.