[Movie Review] The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

The Inbetweeners Movie
The Inbetweeners Movie

Last Friday, thanks to the folks from GV, I caught the preview of THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE (M18), a British teen comedy film based on the multiple award-winning hit E4 sitcom of the same name, written by series creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris and directed by Ben Palmer.

The movie follows the misadventures of a group of teenage friends on holiday in Crete after the end of their final year at school together, and currently serves as an ending to the TV series. It stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison; the original cast from the TV series.

The movie is the fastest-grossing comedy in UK box office history, topping the UK and Ireland box office for 4 weeks.

Ladled with liberal doses of toilet humours and sex jokes, The Inbetweeners movie is a pretty enjoyable lad movie for those who can tolerate such rude material (there are a few scenes of full frontal penises staring straight at you). Think the movie AMERICAN PIE (1999) with a bit more class and a British accent – you get the drift.

Rachel and I enjoyed the movie enough to prompt us to hunt down all three seasons of the TV series. We are watching them now and  they are equally hilarious and fun to watch.

The Inbetweeners TV series
The Inbetweeners TV series

There is something wicked and different about British humour from the usual dose of  American humour most of us are used to for English movies and TV shows.  I cannot explain it exactly in words, but just think Jeremy Clarkson versus say Adam Sandler.

In American lad movies, even the geeks and nerds still look pretty hot or at least average-looking. In The Inbetweeners, the Brits made sure the anchor cast of boys had awful teeth, awkward expressions and full of flaws, just like real people like you and me.

Maybe that’s the beauty.

The Inbetweeners will be showing in Singapore cinemas from today. Go catch it if you enjoy lad humour. 🙂

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