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INBETWEENERS MOVIE, THE

SYNOPSIS:
Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia, Greece.

Review by:
The movie is rated MA15+ suggesting it's suitable only for those over 15, but the maturity level required is much less. For fans of the British TV series the movie might work as an extended episode, although it doesn't really have the legs.

For those unfamiliar with the show, the Inbetweeners are four gormless, annoyingly stupid, charmlessly and endlessly crude youngsters. In this story they have just left high school, and go on a holiday in Greece - for the English, this is equivalent of leaving life in a Chinese mineshaft for a life in Tahiti. Their simplistic objectives are to have lots of sex (unattainable in their case) and equally large amounts of alcohol (unretainable mostly).

The crassness of the characters and their unremitting foul language weighs down the film's heavy handed tone and leaves no body part untainted.

The story has little of substance and the most important or grounding element is whether they will get their wishes. None of the four yobs have any redeeming features, which probably works well for English teenagers in between high school and the rest of their lives, because they have nothing to live up to.

The predictable misadventures are unremittingly boring for anyone over 20. Sadly, not even Malia's assets are shown off to advantage, so we can't even perv on the scenery.



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CRITICAL COUNT
Favourable: 0
Unfavourable: 1
Mixed: 0

INBETWEENERS MOVIE, THE (MA15+)
(UK, 2011)

CAST: Simon Bird, James Bickley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Laura Haddock, Emily Head, Tamla Kari, Jessica Knappet, Lydia Rose Newley

PRODUCER: Christopher Young

DIRECTOR: Ben Palmer

SCRIPT: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ben Wheeler

EDITOR: Charlie Fawcett, William Webb

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Dick Lunn

RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: November 24, 2011







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