The Inbetweeners Movie (DVD)
Will, Simon, Jay and Neil attempt to 'ave it large' in Malia in the movie follow-up to the phenomenally successful E4 comedy THE INBETWEENERS. With sc...
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I used to watch The Inbetweeners and found it quite funny at times. So when I saw The Inbetweeners movie on E4 on Sunday night I decided to watch it. As I watched this on TV it is a film only review.~~~~ABOUT THE FILM~~~~
The Inbetweeners Movie is based on the E4 TV show The Inbetweeners. It was released by Film 4 in 2011 and is around 97 minutes long.The film is directed by Ben Palmer and produced by Christopher Young.
~~~~CAST~~~~Simon Bird - Will McKenzie
James Buckley - Jay Cartwright
Joe Thomas - Simon Cooper
Blake Harrison - Neil Sutherland
Emily Head - Carly D'Amato
Laura Haddock - Alison
Tamla Kari - Lucy
Jessica Knappett - Lisa
Lydia Rose Bewley - Jane
~~~~STORYLINE~~~~Best friends Will, Simon, Jay and Neil have finally finished school and book a holiday to Malia. From the beginning the holiday is not what you would call a success. The hotel is run down and filthy and they end up in an empty bar. Simon is also still pining for his ex girlfriend Carly, who also happens to be in Malia on holiday.
In the bar the boys meet four girls, Alison, Lucy, Lisa and Jane.Throughout the film we see the boys run out of money and have to sell clothes to pay for tickets to a boat party, they have arguments and fights, skinny dipping, drunkenness and new relationships.
Will the boys all be best friends when they go home? And will they all still be single?~~~~OPINION~~~~
My favourite thing about the film is how all of the boys are so totally different in personality but are still such good friends. Will is very serious and far more mature than a boy his age should be. He is always the voice of reason but does sometimes get it wrong. Simon is a bit of a wet blanket constantly complaining that he misses and loves Carly. Neil is the fun one, there for a good time, loves to dance but a bit dim at times (most of the time!). And Jay is the one who talks himself up, makes uo stories about girls he has been with but underneath all the bravado he is really quite insecure.The 4 actors all play the different characters well, but they are characters they are very used to playing in the TV show. I cannot really fault any of the acting. The female actresses all play they're roles well as well.
The film is very crude in parts. There are a lot of sexual references and full scenes where they are solely talking about sex. While some of it was funny, it did get a bit boring and repetitive . For instance at the airport the boys are wearing pink t-shirts with a sexual phrase printed on them. I found this mildly amusing. However when they got to Malia and mentioned this phrase a couple of times it was just a bit like overkill and I got bored. I am certainly no prude but the film and storyline could possibly have been improved by less sexual references.I have never been on a girls drinking holiday like this but scenes like the boat party are how I would imagine they would be in real life - people getting drunk and throwing up!
The film was watchable as there was nothing else on that I fancied. My step children also watched it and they found it a lot funnier than I did. Maybe I am just getting old? I doubt I would watch this again, although the teenagers now want us to watch the second Inbetweeners movie! But if I can get away with it I will be going out when they watch that.~~~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~~~
The Inbetweeners Movie is available on Amazon on DVD for £3.25. At that price it might be a good stocking filler if you have older children who enjoy films like this.
Product Information : The Inbetweeners Movie (DVD)
Manufacturer's product descriptionWill, Simon, Jay and Neil attempt to 'ave it large' in Malia in the movie follow-up to the phenomenally successful E4 comedy THE INBETWEENERS. With school over and the imminent future set to see the lads go their separate ways, the gang head to Spain for a lad's holiday of booze, beaches, and babes.
Classification: 15 years and over
DVD Region: DVD
Production Year: 2011
Main Language: English
Video Category: Feature Film
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Consumer Advice: Contains strong language, twice very strong, and strong sex references
Official Website: http://www.film4.com/minisite/the-inbetweeners-movie
Review: It has two different gag ratios - the laughter one, and the urge-to-spew one. Both are high. (Daily Telegraph, 2011-11-21)<br><br>[...] this is gag-for-gag the funniest film of the summer and a fitting end to a much-loved series. So long boys, it's been great to know you. (Empire, 2011-11-21)<br><br>He's got a briefcase, a superhot mom, and three new buddies in social purgatory. Definite cult-show potential. (Entertainment Weekly, 2011-11-01)<br><br>Enjoyable, frequently hilarious teen comedy that sticks closely to the winning formula of the TV show and delivers crude sight gags, witty lines and strong, likeable characters, thanks to enjoyable comic performances from the four leads. (ViewLondon, 2011-11-21)<br><br>
DVD Region: DVD
Studio(s): 4DVD; SPIRIT ENTERTAINMENT; TECHNICOLOR DISTRIBUTION SERVICES, ENTERTAINMENT, 4DVD; TECHNICOLOR DISTRIBUTION SERVICES; SPIRIT ENTERTAINMENT
Screenwriter: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
Main Language: English
Subtitle Language: English
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, 2.0 Surround
Special Features: Making The INBETWEENERS MOVIE: Featurette, 'Joe Thomas - Dangerman', 'Things We Did Instead Of Rehearsing', Premiere Featurettes, Video Diaries, Deleted Scenes, Bloopers Reel, Sims Parody
Listed on Ciao since: 19/08/2011