The Inbetweeners Movie (15)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Wed Aug 17 2011

It’s pretty much as feared: while Channel 4’s ‘The Inbetweeners’ series delivers plenty of laughs in quickfire half-hour spurts, it fails miserably as big-screen comedy.

For those new to the show, ‘The Inbetweeners’ is a crude, lewd but very funny sitcom about four ‘clunge’-obsessed but socially inadequate teen schoolkids and their dick-led adventures with members of the opposite sex. The lads rarely venture beyond the confines of suburban London, but for this disappointing film outing they finance a lads’ holiday to Crete with some inherited cash. You can guess what’s going to happen from the moment they set foot in their ghastly holiday apartment block. There’s no story to speak of, and it mainly revolves around the four thrill-seeking lads’ earnest determination to have one hell of a good time.

Bespectacled nerd Will (Simon Bird) is the brightest of the bunch but has never had his end away and fumbles awkwardly in the presence of girls. James Buckley’s Jay is the opposite – a good-looking, sex-charged know-it-all who takes the lion’s share of the lewd language and foul expressions. And Neil (Blake Harrison) is the tall, quiet one with a strange fetish for getting it on with crusty old women. A subplot involving fourth member Simon’s (Joe Thomas) desperate desire to be back in the arms of his ex-girlfriend Carli (Emily Head) provides the only semblance of what you might call a storyline. They drink, they say ‘cock’ a lot, they wear bright pink T-shirts with ‘Pussay Patrol’ emblazoned on them, they fumble about with a quartet of English girls and they are threatened by a Greek waiter and a handsome studmuffin. All the traits and trappings of a typically decadent British holiday, then.

There are a few amusing moments – not least a dance routine they perform in order to pull some birds – but mostly it is nothing like as funny as the series and littered with failed gags and deadends. It’s as if regular writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley had a sudden bout of writers’ block when faced with taking their trendy brainchild out into the world. Sadly, this is one to file next to ‘Ali G Indahouse’ in the pantheon of British TV comedies turned bad.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Aug 19, 2011

Duration:

96 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Simon Bird

Director:

Ben Palmer

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Molly

If you're on for a good laugh this is the movie for you. I had never watched the series, after watching it I got addicted. This analysis is completely wrong!

Molly

If you're on for a good laugh this is the movie for you. I had never watched the series, after watching it I got addicted. This analysis is completely wrong!

steve

i think the guys did well,very hard to impress when you think of the big hitting huge budget all star casts others have but these guys are cool you need to get in character with them when you do you get em!!lots of issues adressed and teenage stuff really relate to it and quite funny !!!these guys have talent...

digger

I do wounder some times i was creste all the way i new it was going to be viale but like some one else said i new what i had let myself in codified i wanted a grate film with a story line i Would not chose this but for a few filthy i wish i did that at there age film it cracked it

digger

I do wounder some times i was creste all the way i new it was going to be viale but like some one else said i new what i had let myself in codified i wanted a grate film with a story line i Would not chose this but for a few filthy i wish i did that at there age film it cracked it

mark smith

in all fairness this film is funny, no ifs or buts, others who think otherwise are most probably no sense of humor or just plain boring, this review is totally wrong, because the film is brilliant, simples

mark smith

in all fairness this film is funny, no ifs or buts, others who think otherwise are most probably no sense of humor or just plain boring, this review is totally wrong, because the film is brilliant, simples

amie

This film is bloody brilliant, me and my boyfriend were refering to it for days, sooo funny. and if you didnt think that then ur boring, live a little and laugh more.

amie

This film is bloody brilliant, me and my boyfriend were refering to it for days, sooo funny. and if you didnt think that then ur boring, live a little and laugh more.

Ryan

Film - 4 stars. This review none. Terrible analysis of a film by someone who clearly is over 50

Rockedew

A thoroughly poor choice of reviewer for this film, which has almost made me lose faith in Time Out reviews to an extent. Considering the review starts with 'It's pretty much as feared' suggests that the reviewer is not a fan of such comedy and went into the film actively seeking to dislike it. Why not assign a reviewer who could at least offer an objective opinion. Very, very disappointing. As for the film, it has probably been said far and wide that it is not as good as the TV series, but nevertheless packs more laughs than the average comedy and is worth a solid three stars at least.

tbest

This film was a great laugh..The Timeouts reviewer must not like great brittish humour. As this film was full of it. CLASS xx

critique

I`ve never seen the tv series but I`ll make a point of catching up with it now. Refreshingly light, unpretentious comedy. I giggled often and I`m not usually amused easily. Loved the Will character.

_Matt_77_

[Minor spoiler alert.] This film had me in tears of laughter more than once. Honestly, professional critics panning this film need to get out more. You don't go to watch The Inbetweeners at the cinema because you want depth of storyline. Also, I would like Ben Palmer to justify the assertion that James Buckley, as his character Jay, is "good-looking" - to me, he is the essence of repulsiveness. I'm not saying that the guy is ugly when he's allowed to dress himself and get his hair done right, and maybe my assessment of him is influenced by his character's personality, but really, if that is what "good-looking" is then David Mellor could possibly try out modelling. As a final thought, I am still traumatised by the mental image left in my mind from what I will only refer to, for the avoidance of spoiling the film too much, as (***SPOILER ALERT***) "Jay's Revenge". Eurghhhh.

Dave peat

Well one of the funniest films I've seen for a long time, just as funny as the series, dont understand what the editor was wanting from the film, laugh out loud comedy genius.

Dave peat

Well one of the funniest films I've seen for a long time, just as funny as the series, dont understand what the editor was wanting from the film, laugh out loud comedy genius.

long cat

I don't think Timeout's reviewer saw the same movie as everyone else did, I nigh on peed myself laughing at the antics and sheer ineptness of the film's characters. Brilliant comedy and who cares about plots when you have a slice of Brits abroad pure humour.

long cat

I don't think Timeout's reviewer saw the same movie as everyone else did, I nigh on peed myself laughing at the antics and sheer ineptness of the film's characters. Brilliant comedy and who cares about plots when you have a slice of Brits abroad pure humour.

matthew

How can you say this film 'fell flat on it's face'?? Like Steve (above) says, this was one of the funniest films I have seen all year,, okay, it is crude and some parts could be removed as they are a little too gross, but in all, it was hilarious! We cued for nearly an hour in total last Wednesday to see it; along with the other 200+ people who saw it with us and the atmosphere was superb in the cinema! I haven't laughed that much in ages! TimeOut's film critic is deluded,,

Tee

Just got back from the cinema and it was really funny! I loved the series so hoped I’d like the film - despite the dodgy Time Out critic review - and I did! My friend who’d never seen the series thought it was hilarious too. Yes, it’s juvenile in parts and the humour is smutty and the language a bit OTT crude, but that’s mostly how the series was. Just to avoid any assumptions that only kids would like this – we’re both professionals and just old enough to be the lads’ parents! Go see it, makes a great change from all the depressing stuff going on in the world, we all need a good laugh, and this delivers!

gayle

I read the reviews for this film and had no real expectatiins,the film was grossly funny in an "omg, I gunna vomit" kind of way! I have never watched the programs but it didn't matter.i would recommend this film but beware there is a lot of nudity.my only complaint is that the acting is wooden as if the agreed are reading their lines for the first time.

reenie

funny silly just full of fun well done boys cant wait for the next one and the dance well that was class

reenie

funny silly just full of fun well done boys cant wait for the next one and the dance well that was class

andyc

this film was so so funny,my gfriend and i went to see it last tuesday and we were crying with laughter and at 43 and 33 respectively its not just for the younger generation let me tell you.would see it again in a heartbeat.go see for yourself,youll love it.

Andrea

Sooo funny gonna see it again tomorrow me and my hubby havn't been to cinema in 10 years but twice in a week to see this x

ric

Only seen several episodes of the inbetweeners so theres not much i can say but go see it 'YOU BUS WANKERS' lol Fans will LOVE THIS MOVIE

Eamon Fearon

my god the best film ever loved the series loved the movie even more neil doing the robot dance in the bar to pick upi the girls was priceless LOL im defo goona see it again soon

Eamon Fearon

my god the best film ever loved the series loved the movie even more neil doing the robot dance in the bar to pick upi the girls was priceless LOL im defo goona see it again soon

Alex

Not seen the TV series but didn't matter. simple enough to pick up and yet still very funny. the reviewer obviously doesn't get it. not going to any win oscars but that's not the point. will be watching the tv series off the back of the film.

Marsellus

Such a disappointing swan song for the boys. I know the 3rd series showed signs that the writers were running out of ideas - but the film was even worse. I laughed a few times during the film but I've laughed far more at individual episodes from series 1 and 2. The dance number was a highlight but other than that I'm struggling to remember the other funny bits. If I wasn't an Inbetweeners fan, I'd probably give it one star!

scrumpyjack

"COCK, VAG, SPUNK, PUBES, KLUNGE, F***" Repeat 'til bored, which for non fans will be around an hour, Die "hards" (tee hee, HARD!) never judging from constant laughter. Will admit, boys early dance is a delight. Otherwise...ok. 5/10

Rich

I have watched the series over and over and the review is bang on. It does not live up to the series and is obviously just a money making venture!

Ed

silly fun, lots of laugh out loud - maybe the reviewer just had a bad day

Tony

Saw this last night on the strength of these comments and wish I hadn't. It's quite funny in parts but hardly side splitting. I'm inclined to agree with the reviewer that it doesn't work as a film. The cock jokes go on and on and I can't think of any scenes I'd call memorable. It was more like some dodgy holiday video. It's actually put me off the TV series.

Simon

Review utter drivel. Dereks descriptions of Will and Jay reveal he does not know the characters and especially not Jay. No point watching this film if you aren't a fan as the character interaction and dialogue is the film. Those looking for complex plots probably didn't watch the series? Boys go to Thorpe Park, Boys go to London, Boys go to Swanage etc If you are a fan then it's the film of the year. Hang your head in shame Mr Adams, this wasn't a maverick review it was just plain wrong.

Simon

Review utter drivel. Dereks descriptions of Will and Jay reveal he does not know the characters and especially not Jay. No point watching this film if you aren't a fan as the character interaction and dialogue is the film. Those looking for complex plots probably didn't watch the series? Boys go to Thorpe Park, Boys go to London, Boys go to Swanage etc If you are a fan then it's the film of the year. Hang your head in shame Mr Adams, this wasn't a maverick review it was just plain wrong.

The Adams Faimly

I actually enjoyed Ali G Indahouse and laughed out loud at this movie. This reviewer is clearly a try hard attempting to be controversial, either that or he never watched the series and doesn't have a sense of humor! Don't listen to this guy, go make your own mind up. Funny how the average viewer rating is 4 stars! Shows the reviewer is slightly out!!!

The Adams Faimly

I actually enjoyed Ali G Indahouse and laughed out loud at this movie. This reviewer is clearly a try hard attempting to be controversial, either that or he never watched the series and doesn't have a sense of humor! Don't listen to this guy, go make your own mind up. Funny how the average viewer rating is 4 stars! Shows the reviewer is slightly out!!!

DA

Mr Magnesium - I'm not sure what you're saying, you obviously know what you mean but I'm not sure anybody else will. Care to elaborate?

kerry

I agree with the majority sentiment here. It was not a 1-star effort by the makers. As a fan of the show, I got exactly what I paid for: I laughed, I cringed, I laughed some more and left the theatre totally satisfied.

Jamie

terrific film, not convinced the reviewer has even seen the tv show giving his character descriptions

Jamie

terrific film, not convinced the reviewer has even seen the tv show giving his character descriptions

frank

Well Steve, now that a certifiable genius like yourself has given this movie the big thumbs up, i'm goingto run to my nearest multiplex!

Steve

"it fails miserably as big-screen comedy" Lol. Oh how those word will come back to haunt this wannabe reviewer. The film has broken even across it's first few days and will make a huge profit. So big tick there. More importantly the film is incredibly funny, witty/clever and faithful to the TV series ... for the first time I can ever remember a round of applause broke out at the cinema at the end of the film. If you like the series ignore this ridiculous review by Ben Palmer and get yout tickets now. And Ben, come on 'man up' and admit you were wrong - your career can be recovered!

Steve

"it fails miserably as big-screen comedy" Lol. Oh how those word will come back to haunt this wannabe reviewer. The film has broken even across it's first few days and will make a huge profit. So big tick there. More importantly the film is incredibly funny, witty/clever and faithful to the TV series ... for the first time I can ever remember a round of applause broke out at the cinema at the end of the film. If you like the series ignore this ridiculous review by Ben Palmer and get yout tickets now. And Ben, come on 'man up' and admit you were wrong - your career can be recovered!

Domski

Saw the film on Tuesday night and was crying with laughter at several points. Already number one at the box offfice and looks set to be one of the most successful British films in a long time. Reviewer couldn't have got it more wrong!

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