Based on recommendations from friends + teachers, along with some
critical hype, I decided to see this movie; having never previously
seen anything else Inbetweeners related. This was a very bad first
I am a teenager, and I am - judging by the marketing and the audience I saw the film with - the target demographic for this movie. And evidently a lot of teenagers do like it (the cinema was packed). However it appears that I am not most teenagers.
The characters themselves are all rather one-note: Will (the sarky narrator) is "the geeky one" who spends most of the movie lusting after a girl he used to go to school with who he randomly bumps into in Australia ("such a small world") - on a side note that girl, when she isn't annoying, is actually a rather good flip on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl concept; Jay is the "lad": a sex-obsessive who actually does have hidden depths surprisingly enough; Neil is "the thick one" (who despite this being his main character trait still manages to surprise you in quite how thick he is) and Simon is the "one with a psychotically possessive girlfriend" - the subplot of which is really badly resolved.
A lot of the comedy is rather disgusting, which isn't my taste, but evidently is for a lot of people. I was turned off by scenes of one character throwing up after an unfortunate accident on a water slide, another character having something close to bestiality occurring early on, and yet another character urinating in another's face - although the majority of the cinema found it entertaining.
There are good moments - the plot itself would be quite interesting if the characters were more developed (though I haven't seen the show or the previous film), there's a scene involving swimming with dolphins which despite the sheer idiocy that occurs is actually rather entertaining and and most scenes between Will and the girl he lusts after are relatively good compared to the rest of the movie (with one exception). There's a cameo at the end that's also quite funny, as well as the odd line here and there. But otherwise, I found it boring and irritating (especially "BANTS!").
If this is the sort of thing you like, then good for you, go and see the movie. If you're like me and turned off by it, do what I wish I'd done and not see it.
Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it's ''the sex capital of the world''. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it's an offer they can't refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre's 'Mysterious Girl'. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers.
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