Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it's ''the sex capital of the world''. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it's an offer they can't refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre's 'Mysterious Girl'. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers.Written by
James Buckley took ill during the filming of the outback scenes in Marree thinking he was having a heart attack, but it turned out to be indigestion from eating chips and lager too fast. See more »
During Jay's Australia monologue, the calender behind his left shoulder, that is going up by a day each time a girl's head pops up from beneath the sheets, skips the 9th, when he is describing how he is woken up by a different girl each morning. See more »
If I were seeing things I'd be seeing something cool, like Optimus Prime banging Katy Perry.
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The UK "15" version reduces two scenes (one where a dog licks a man's genitals and a moment where a character tries to urinate into another's mouth) in order to get the rating. Unfortunately, this version was used for worldwide distribution. See more »
I am in the unusual position of having never actually watched the series, but I did see the previous movie. And from my perspective, these are four of the biggest idiots to ever come from our shores. Neil is Too Dumb To Live, Jay is a sex obsessed loser, Simon is a walking doormat and Will might be smart academically, but in social situations is a total liability.
In Ibiza, they made complete fools of themselves, before everything came together for the ubiquitous Happy Ending. Here, Down Under, amongst all the usual Aussie stereotypes, things go even worse. And they don't really improve. Ever. As for the final scenes, well let me just say that the combined effect of the abruptness and the pessimism of them made me somewhat annoyed that this, according to the creators, is the last we'll see of these lovable misfits. Way to close the cycle, guys.
The Inbetweeners is primarily a comedy of embarrassment... and boy, do we have some doozies here. As a demonstration of the movie's ambition to ramp up every awkward moment into a full blown trauma causing humiliation, the bit at the water park would be a good place to start. To begin with: Neil s**ts himself at the top of the slide. This would perhaps be enough for most films, but in TI2 they don't understand the meaning of the word 'excess'. Not only does a piece of the offending fecal matter find it's way down the flume, it also end's up in poor old Will's face at the bottom... who then proceeds to spray sick EVERYWHERE like a sprinkler, forcing an evacuation of the pool. AND in front The Girl Of His Dreams.
We laugh, but we feel guilty for laughing. We LIKE these lads and want them to succeed... even as they fail miserably at every endeavour... and bring a lot of their problems on themselves. They never get a break... which I suppose it the point, as the script wouldn't be half as hilarious as it is if our quintet didn't keep putting their collective foot in it.
I think I slightly prefer the first one, which had a more cohesive plot (this felt more like a collection of sketches) and several Bigger Laughs. But the two complement each other well, and when watched together could provide a raucous evening of entertainment. I'd like to say it provided a fitting send-off.... but, nope. More, please..... and TRY to be slightly kinder to them this time......? 7/10
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