Director: Ben Palmer
Writer: Damon Beesley/Iain Morris
Producers: Christopher Young
Starring: Simon Bird/Joe Thomas/James Buckley/Blake Harrison/Emily Head
BBFC Certification: 15
Duration: 97 minutes
For The Inbetweeners Movie to work, it had to be everything the show was and a whole lot more. It had to be twice as rude, twice as dirty, twice as embarrassing and twice as funny and the most important thing that was needed for this movie to work is that it had to keep the charm of the show. Well, fans of The Inbetweeners will be pleased to hear that the writers have succeeded in making this just as good as the show, if not, better. After Simon is dumped by Carli, Jay, Will and Neil decide to cheer him up by going on a lads’ holiday to Malia where they get drunk, get into trouble and fall in love with hilarious results. The brilliant thing about The Inbetweeners Movie is that it doesn’t feel like a movie but more like a feature-length episode. Jay, Neil, Simon and Will are exactly the same in the movie as they are in the television series but a lot more gross, a lot more funnier and a lot more embarrassing. All of them manage to play their own role in the movie as pairs; Neil and Jay provide the laughs and Simon and Will provide the embarrassing scenes that make the audience cringe in their seats and it works brilliantly.
With The Inbetweeners Movie, the acting was on par with the show and in the show, the acting was great. Not a lot of changes were made with The Inbetweeners Movie from the show which is what made this movie work like a charm. The movie unexpectedly has a lot of character development and some nice messages in which we see Neil, Jay, Simon and Will learn throughout the movie. The writers, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the writers of The Inbetweeners Movie and the show do a fantastic job in keeping the charm of the show in the movie as well as making it everything the show is and more. Overall, fans of The Inbetweeners will adore the movie and will find it hilarious and those who like teen comedies will love to see this too. If you want to go on a lad’s holiday on a budget, just watch The Inbetweeners Movie.
At first, I must admit that I was a little worried because of the movie recieving a certificate 15. No, not because of my age, I’m older than 18 but because the show is rated an 18 and yet the movie was rated a 15, making me worry that the writers of the show toned the movie down from it’s usual rudeness and endless sex jokes. However, it was, in fact, even more dirtier and funnier than the show. People seem to compare this to Kevin and Perry Go Large, probably because it’s a British teen comedy which sees teenagers going abroad for sun, sea, sex and booze, but Kevin and Perry Go Large this isn’t, The Inbetweeners Movie is much better. Okay, maybe it has been done before a few times but, believe it or not, among the gross-out humour, the awkward scenes and the vagina-filled jokes from Jay, this movie did have some heart and it’s that mixture of heart and comedy in the movie that makes this one of the best movies of the Summer and one not to miss.
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