The Inbetweeners Movie - In The Press

It broke UK box-office records for the most successful opening weekend ever for a comedy - not bad for a film based on an E4 sitcom - and has posh Will (Simon Bird), sex-obsessed Jay (James Buckley), dim Neil (Blake Harrison) and just-dumped Simon (Joe Thomas) finally leaving Rudge Park Comprehensive for a post- A-levels jaunt to Crete.

Gags about sex, vomit and hand shandies are all present and correct as our anti-heroes struggle with the challenges of being abroad and meeting girls. Think the English version of American Pie.

Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 9th January 2014

The teen heroes of the hit E4 series to make it to the big screen in this remarkably well-received TV spin-off. Here a recently dumped Simon (Joe Thomas) and his mates Will (Simon Bird), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley) jet off for a jolly holiday to Malia, seeking 'sun, sand, sex, sea and sex'. Obviously they find sunburn, sexual humiliation and a high rate of poo/vomit/ masturbation-based humour instead. Packed with laughs, this broke records to become the most successful British opening weekend for a comedy film ever, grossing more than 2.5million on its first day of release. None too shabby for a supposed bunch of losers, eh?

Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 25th September 2013

Paramount has enlisted Jim Field Smith to direct Virgins America. The film is a remake of the popular UK comedy The Inbetweeners.

Written by Sarah Luoma. Digital Spy, 23rd August 2013

Channel 4 picked a winner with its broadcast of the record-breaking adolescent romp, taking a 16.4% share of the audience.

Written by John Plunkett. The Guardian, 9th November 2012

It's pretty much as feared: while Channel 4's The Inbetweeners series delivers plenty of laughs in quickfire half-hour spurts, it fails miserably as big-screen comedy. This crude, lewd but very funny sitcom about four 'clunge'-obsessed but socially inadequate teen schoolkids sees the lads heading to Crete with some inherited cash. You can guess what's going to happen from the moment they set foot in their ghastly holiday apartment block. There's no story to speak of, and it mainly revolves around their earnest determination to have one hell of a good time. They drink, they say 'cock' a lot, they wear bright pink T-shirts with 'Pussay Patrol' emblazoned on them, they fumble about with a quartet of English girls and they are threatened by a Greek waiter and a handsome studmuffin. All the traits and trappings of a typically decadent British holiday, then. There are a few amusing moments, but it's nothing like as funny as the series and littered with failed gags and deadends. Despite its record-breaking box office, this is another British TV comedy turned bad.

Derek Adams, Time Out, 8th November 2012

It's the cult TV hit that became a cinematic sensation at the UK box-office, earning a staggering 45 million. But in the US over the weekend, The Inbetweeners Movie took less than $36,000 at only 10 screens, and the film's co-creator Iain Morris has blamed it on the language barrier.

The Daily Mail, 11th September 2012

To promote the film's US release the British teenagers are pictured with a foot-long sausage - but something may be getting lost in translation.

Written by Lisa Marks. The Guardian, 7th September 2012

It has been revealed that The Inbetweeners Movie is set to make its way stateside this September.

iMediaMonkey, 10th June 2012

The stars of The Inbetweeners have revealed that they are "chuffed" at the success of the film.

Written by Rebecca Davies. Digital Spy, 26th March 2012

The popular British movie, which was spun off a hit Channel 4 TV show, has been picked up for U.S. release by fledgling production and distribution outfit Wrekin Hill Entertainment.

Written by Borys Kit. Hollywood Reporter, 12th January 2012

The fate of those four horny sixth-formers, currently on world tour, will tell us a lot about the prospects for British film overseas.

Written by Phil Hoad. The Guardian, 10th January 2012

Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Simon Bird on the year they made the most successful British comedy movie in history.

Written by Tom Lamont. The Observer, 18th December 2011

The stars of The Inbetweeners have said that they are "definitely" keen for Kylie Minogue to film a cameo appearance after being presented with an award by the singer at the British Comedy Awards.

Written by Andrew Mickel. Digital Spy, 17th December 2011

Producer Christopher Young spent 20 years passionately backing unpopular cult films - so how did he end up with The Inbetweeners Movie on his cv?

Written by Andrew Pulver. The Guardian, 6th October 2011

The biggest British film of the year, The Inbetweeners Movie, is heading to DVD and Blu-ray in December, we understand...

Written by Simon Brew. Den of Geek, 3rd October 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie has topped the UK box office for the fourth consecutive weekend.

Written by Simon Reynolds. Digital Spy, 13th September 2011

Lads on tour. That's the premise for The Inbetweeners' swansong as Will, Simon, Jay and Neil head off to Malia for one last adventure before university begins and they go their separate ways - and as you can guess their summer holiday quickly becomes a disaster.

Written by Andrew Dipper. Giggle Beats, 7th September 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie is still the UK's top film after retaining its position at the top of the box office chart for the third consecutive week.

BBC News, 6th September 2011

Rumours have been circulating about The Inbetweeners Movie 2 today. Here is the official position...

Written by Simon Brew. Den of Geek, 5th September 2011

The sense of truthful recognition is at the heart of the success of The Inbetweeners, a cultural phenomenon worthy of serious scientific study. As the television series moves to the big screen and becomes one of the fastest-grossing British comedies ever, it has kept at its heart the relationship between four likely lads on the prowl, trying to make sense of sex and relationships in Britain today.

Beneath the gross language, the poo jokes, and the childish behaviour, it is an extremely accurate and almost emotional study of the relationship between teenage boys, the way they find it hard to express affection except through abuse, their abiding loyalty to their mates, their essential difficulties in growing up.

The showing I attended was full of women, presumably seeking the key to masculinity. What they saw was surprisingly soft-centred and tender - men who find themselves and happiness by beginning to grope their way towards relationships with women, rather than simply groping around their flesh. In a sequence that wonderfully deflates the boys' apparent swagger, Jay and Neil visit a packed nightclub, complete with a very explicit male stripper. They start out pumped up by the sheer outrageous decadence of it all, but gradually their embarrassment becomes more and more intense. "Do you want to go somewhere not decadent?" Neil asks sweetly.

It would be easy to be depressed by the world view expressed by both Outnumbered and The Inbetweeners, the one apparently so shambolic, the other so squirm-makingly crude. But that would be to miss the other quality that, I think, accounts for their popularity. Both start from the premise that family life and growing up is difficult, especially in a fractured world where roles are not clearly defined.

Yet both then offer a model of living that is filled with love. In The Inbetweeners, for example, the boys are sympathetic to Jay, whose father is vile to him. They understand that his actions are conditioned by the lack of love in his life. In Outnumbered, the family functions, providing support and strength for all its members.

We are watching people who love each other cope with an imperfect society, doing their best in a muddling, amoral world. I hope the anthropologist of tomorrow finds that as oddly consoling as I do.

Sarah Crompton, The Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie comfortably held off competition to stay at the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart.

BBC News, 31st August 2011

Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas revealed yesterday how he leaped into the freezing sea off Skye... in nothing but his pants.

Written by Lauren Crooks. The Sunday Mail, 28th August 2011

TV comedy adaptations have come a long way since their 1970s heyday...

Written by Tom Cole. The Radio Times, 24th August 2011

How exactly did the TV spin-off beat The Hangover: Part II to bag the biggest ever UK opening weekend for a comedy?

Written by Charles Gant. The Guardian, 23rd August 2011

The film version of TV hit The Inbetweeners has raked in more than £13 million in a matter of days - making it the biggest ever opening weekend for a UK comedy.

The Independent, 22nd August 2011

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