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Review: Bring your wellies as ‘The Inbetweeners’ boys are back

Will McKenzie (Simon Bird), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley), Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas) and Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison), better known as “The Inbetweeners,” a British sitcom following the lives of four everyday teenagers, has hit the big screen.

The sitcom has been the reason for teenagers up and down the country shouting “bus wankers” at people waiting at bus stops; calling people holding a briefcase a “briefcase wanker” and impersonating Star Wars character, Yoda, by saying “feisty one you are.”

The programme also came under criticism from students and the people of Lincoln after Mr. Gilbert (Greg Davies) said: “Goodbye first-rate education, hello University of Lincoln.

After three successful series of the Channel 4 programme, it has made the jump from the small screen to the big screen. But is “The Inbetweeners Movie” one step too far or is it the ideal way to conclude the show?

The film picks up from where the last series left off. Having left school, the boys embark on a lads’ holiday to Malia, Crete as they attempt to get “knee-deep in clunge” and as Simon tries to get over the love of his life, Carli D’Amato (Emily Head).

Arriving at a hotel that is far from a luxury, Will, Jay, Simon and Neil head straight for the nightclubs where they are tricked into entering an almost empty club where they meet their romantic interests throughout the film, including Will’s love interest, Alison (Laura Haddock). From then on, the boys get up to their usual mischief abroad.

It’s difficult to pick even a couple of memorable scenes due to the sheer amount of hysterical moments throughout the film. The writers, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, have ensured this is a film that will be talked about for years to come, providing even more unforgettable quotes.

The humour within the film is nothing short of what you would expect in a standard episode of the programme. Whether it’s Jay’s “bullshit stories,” Neil’s obsession with older women or Simon’s obsession with Carli, this is a film that will have you laughing out loud almost all the way through.

All-in-all, “The Inbetweeners Movie” is the perfect end to what has been a tremendous British sitcom. The ending provides a sense of closure that fans of the show will be proud of and that will never be forgotten.

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