6 out of 10
Release Date: 17th August 2011
Director: Ben Palmer (Man Up)
Cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison, Emily Head, Laura Haddock, Theo James, Lydia Rose Bewley, Tamla Kari, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, David Schaal, Alexander Macqueen, Henry Lloyd-Hughes with Greg Davies and Anthony Head
Writer: Iain Morris & Damon Beesley
Trailer: THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE
I still haven’t seen the complete third series of The Inbetweeners but it still has the ability to make me laugh like an idiot and repeat the jokes for about a day to anyone I run into. It really is such a well written series and I was a bit flummoxed when I first saw the trailer. I was waiting for the laughs but none appeared. After it was released at the pictures I didn’t rush out to see it (my missus is not a fan) and I knew it would be packed to the gills. I think it was one of the biggest money makers at the UK box office in 2011. When I finally went to see it I was surprised to find how few belly laughs there were compared to the series. It seemed to have a quarter of the number of jokes of the standard half hour episode. Shame. Maybe it was first movie jitters for most concerned so here’s to a better and bolder sequel.
The movie expands the four born idiots universe when they decide to go on holiday to lose their virginity on an Ibiza -like party island. Loads of misadventures ensue. Joe Thomas’ love Carli D’Amato is on the same island so is oblivious when a hottie takes a shine to him. The boys argue, fall out over tickets to a rave on a boat and have numerous sexual mishaps along the way.
I was hoping for more of the same stupidity from the series but a lot of the japery seemed to staged and unnatural. A lot of the situations were way more outlandish and eccentric than those everyday f*ck ups that occur in the series. Its a shame really as there is a lot of mileage in their life stories. Fingers crossed the incoming sequel is much better and returns to familiar settings and the great supporting cast from the series, which is greatly missed or wasted in the film.
4 out 10 – There’s fun to be had, but this movie isn’t a patch on the series. Good jokes are thin on the ground. They should’ve called this THINBETWEENERS.
WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT PERSON IN BEFORE?
- Simon Bird: The Darkest Universe, The Inbetweeners 2, The Harry Hill Movie, The Look Of Love, The Inbetweeners (TV)
- James Buckley: The Comedian’s Guide To Survival, The Pyramid, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, The Inbetweeners 2, The Inbetweeners (TV), Everywhere + Nowhere
- Joe Thomas: The Darkest Universe, Scottish Mussel, The Inbetweeners 2, The Inbetweeners (TV)
- Blake Harrison: Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners 2, Keeping Rosy, The Inbetweeners (TV)
- Emily Head: Emmerdale (TV), The Inbetweeners (TV)
- Theo James: London Fields, Underworld 5, War on Everyone, Allegiant 2, Allegiant, Underworld 5, Insurgent, Divergent, Underworld 4
- Laura Haddock: Da Vinci’s Demons (TV), SuperBob, Guardians of the Galaxy, Upstairs Downstairs (TV), Storage 24
- Lydia Rose Bewley: The Inbetweeners 2, Plebs (TV)
- Tamla Kari: The Inbetweeners 2, The Musketeers (TV)
- Theo Barklem-Biggs: Kingsman – The Secret Service, Borrowed Time, Hammer of the Gods, Silk (TV), The Man Inside (2012), Keith Lemon, The Age Of Heroes, The Inbetweeners Movie, 7Lives
- Belinda Stewart-Wilson: The Inbetweeners 2, The Inbetweeners (TV), Primeval (TV)
- David Schaal: The Inbetweeners 2, The Inbetweeners (TV), Down Terrace
- Alexander Macqueen: The Inbetweeners 2, Anuvahood, Bonded By Blood, Four Lions, The Inbetweeners (TV), In The Loop, In The Thick of It (TV)
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes: Now You See Me 2, Madame Bovary (2015), Hello Carter, Indian Summers (TV), Weekender, The Inbetweeners (TV)
- Greg Davies: Taskmaster (TV), Man Down (TV), The Inbetweeners 2, This Is Jinsy (TV), The Inbetweeners (TV), We Are Klang (TV), Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show (TV)
- Anthony Head: A Street Cat Named Bob, Despite The Falling Snow, Convenience, Merlin (TV), The Iron Lady, Ghost Rider 2, Sparkle, Little Britain (TV), Imagine Me and You, Fat Slags, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV), A Prayer For The Dying, Howard’s Way (TV)