Sunday, 21 April 2013
The Inbetweeners Movie Review
They do push the envelope a bit with the blue humour but it isn't enough to really shock the viewer that is familiar with the TV show. After all, in England, they can show some nudity and swear a lot more on their TV shows than they can in North America. So it really had to just be a capstone finale to the series.
It does achieve that end. The show was about four average high school kids and the movie ends that era of their lives. However, in the show, the funny insults and crazy situations come fast and furious. In the movie, they really don't. The pace and content lends itself well to a 30 minute show where, when it's done, it's done. But in a movie it was almost as if they said, "OK, we've used a funny slang term for female genitalia. What do we do now?" Rather than find some other jokes, they just have the kids walk around and argue for a bit longer.
If you are a fan of the TV show, see it just to wrap it all up. There are enough laughs that you will get because of your familiarity with the characters. But if you are just looking for a funny coming of age story with a bit of a raunchy edge, this one isn't really for you.