After just graduating from high school, four geeky high school friends set off on holiday in Crete, Greece for a sun-filled, booze-soaked adventure in the hopes of getting laid. Lets get one thing straight right off the bat, The movie version of the fantastic UK show is not nearly as endearing or dare as say poignant. The television show really taps into issues facing today's youth in absurd but truthful ways. The movie is much more a raunchy sex comedy in the vein of American Pie. I guess in a way it was almost to be expected given the tendency to do movie-versions bigger, louder, and almost intentionally dumber. That all being said the film maintains its absurd point of view centered around teenage boys desperate to lose their virginity and it makes no bones about it. The Inbetweeners movie has quite a lot of inventive comedict bits with a few generic ones sprinkled here and there, certainly hitting more than missing. The movie is true to the characters though I could see some complaints of how Carli acted in the movie, I thought it was a long time coming. I have no doubt that seeing the show makes the movie far better and if you haven't seen it you should anyway. The bottom line is Will, Simon, Jay, and Neil are four distinct characters that play off each other extremely well. I guess I just like hanging out with these guys for 90 minutes even if the movie never reach close the heights of the series. If this is my last journey with Will, Simon, Jay, and Neil I can't say I didn't enjoy it.
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