THEY’RE back, like a group of old friends coming home from university, Will, Jay, Simon and Neil return to the big screen with a sequel.
After the, frankly, unexpected success of the first Inbetweeners film in 2011, directors, writers and series creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris serve up more cringeworthy comedy and humiliation for the boys from Rudge Park Comprehensive.
Making the transition from cult hit (the original series ran for three seasons over two years on E4) to silver screen is never easy but Beesley and Morris made it look easy with the first instalment.
The film went on to become Britiain’s most successful comedy ever, raking in £45 million at the box office.
Three years on from poking fun at the clubbing culture of Malia, the quartet head to Australia in their quest for sex, booze and a good party, this time taking pot shots at middle-class back packers looking for a spiritual experience.
Jay’s boasts of a Playboy lifestyle during his gap year are more than enough for Will, Neil and Simon to pack their bags and head Down Under.
What follows will be more of the classic banter and crude humour between friends which we have come to know and love.
In a year which has so far lacked a sparkling British comedy, The Inbetweeners is welcome relief from the likes of Pudsey the Dog and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.
From the trials of sixth form to the tribulations of travelling, this is surely to be the last episode for the boys who, at the age of 26 and older, can no longer be described as The Inbetweeners. Enjoy their swan song!
Film: The Inbetweeners 2
Director: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison