The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Emily Head Movie Review

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)   3/53/53/53/53/5

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

Inbetween Fun and Tragic

Will McKenzie, Simon Cooper, Jay Cartwright and Neil Sutherland have finished school and as summer is the best time for a summer holiday they head to Malia on the isle of Crete for a lads holiday to help Simon get over being dumped by his girlfriend. Well 4 lads who think they are ladies men on a party loving island can only mean chaos, chaos and maybe a trip to the STD clinic.

I am going to put my hand up and say I never watched a single episode of "The Inbetweeners" despite being British, I find modern British comedy an acquired taste or maybe more a case of entertaining a certain age group and leaving those older bewildered and bemused by what passes as comedy these days. But after seeing the trailer for "The Inbetweeners Movie" more times than I care to remember I succumbed to the temptation, well Blake Harrison's dancing was amusing. So as to a new comer to The Inbetweeners I have to say kind of liked it and kind of hated it.

Now the bit I like is the humour based about the stereotypical holiday to a party island from the coach trip from the airport as people are dropped off at their hotels with the mystery element of whose names will be called when they stop at a grotty one to being duped by a woman in the streets to go in to a club which turns out to be dead. This side of things combined with some moronic teen comedy such as ending up on the same holiday as the girl one of them is trying to forget is kind of amusing.

But then there is the other side to "The Inbetweeners Movie" the extreme joke side from a scene involving online porn and a packet of ham to Jay's use of vulgar slang for lady parts. Not only does this give the movie that feeling of throwing everything at it in the hope that some jokes stick but it also a case that some of the jokes go too far or at least too far for me. It is a shame that some of the jokes go too far as there are some clever gags which make you laugh but then far too many which make you think that British comedy has sunk incredibly low.

What this all boils down to is that I suppose I can see why some love "The Inbetweeners Movie" but for me it was hit and miss with jokes about lads on holiday which were funny but then too many jokes which border on the extreme in trying to be outrageous.

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