Reviews Round-Up: The Inbetweeners 2
Will, Simon, Jay and Neil return for one more flick.
The wait is finally over! The hotly anticipated second movie from The Inbetweeners is upon us, and after only two days in the cinema the response has been very positive from the public and critics alike.
The cast of The Inbetweeners
Will, Simon, Jay and Neil reunite in Australia during Jay's gap year. All of them have broken up with their girlfriends from the end of the last movie except Simon, who's in two minds about dumping Lucy because she's too clingy. We won't reveal anything else to you, except to say that chaos and swearing ensues.
The Guardian’s Mike McCahill said that “[the show’s creators] Morris and Beesley have taken these characters far beyond their origins, yet a large swath of the population will doubtless be reassured to learn they are, still, incorrigible.” Mark Adams at Screen International says “if you like your comedy hilariously rude and crude then The Inbetweeners 2 is a must see film.”
Robbie Collin at The Telegraph reckons that this is the perfect place to end the story for the gang. Fans will be “hoping that their final appearance will do them justice. If this is it, as it surely must be, then it does.” But is it? Rumours of a third movie were recently squelched by Blake Harrison (who plays the endearingly idiotic Neil), but you never know.
Simon Bird [left, centre] and The Inbetweeners
The gang’s brand of humour clearly isn’t for everybody: for those who have always sat on the fence regarding The Inbetweeners, the new film could well be a step too far. Graham Young of The Birmingham Mail was extremely unenthusiastic: “if there isn't an attempt to hit the lowest common denominator with the next bodily function gag, there's not much happening at all beyond the shouted dialogue.” Ouch. While there's always been a touch of the formulaic about latter-day Inbetweeners material, the foursome's interaction and delivery have always brought it to life.
The Inbetweeners 2 is in cinemas now.