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School's out! The Inbetweeners Movie.

(Cert 15, 93 mins, Entertainment In Video, Comedy/Romance, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.99/Blu-ray & DVD Combi-pack pounds 27.99) Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Anthony Head, Greg Davies, Laura Haddock, Lydia Rose Bewley, Jessica Knappett, Tamla Kari.

POSH boy Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) and his friends Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley) and Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison) are now 18 and can escape the clutches of school headmaster Mr Gilbert (Greg Davies) forever.

Determined to enjoy one last hurrah before university, they head off on a holiday to Crete, where Jay continues to spin ludicrous yarns about his sexual exploits which are clearly fabrications. The hormonally charged young men meet Alison (Laura Haddock), Jane (Lydia Rose Bewley), Lisa (Jessica Knappett) and Lucy (Tamla Kari), sparking romance and desire under the Mediterranean sun. The Inbetweeners Movie was one of the biggest films of the year at the UK box office and looks set to replicate that success on DVD and Bluray.

Writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris are in potty-mouthed form, orchestrating crude scenes that will have you laughing and cringing in equal measure, but they aren't afraid to occasionally put a stopper in the sauciness for a moment of poignancy. Some scenes fall flat such as the moment Simon sells his clothes and early dialogue is little clunky, introducing new audiences to the boys as they wave goodbye to Rudge Park Comprehensive, the scene of so much humiliation in the TV series.

An 18 certificate writers' cut of the film including outrageous sequences, which fell foul of the censors, is included on the Blu-ray and will doubtless be finding its way into the stockings of teenage boys. Filth sells.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 9, 2011
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