The exploits of four friends, who are socially only marginally above what one of them calls "the freaks", are presented as they grow from their late teen years into adults and as they go on... See full summary »
Best friends Will McKenzie, Simon Cooper, Jay Cartwright and Neil Sutherland - who are not among the social outcasts, but also not cool enough to hang out with the cool kids who they aspire to be - have just graduated from their suburban London high school. Simon has finally been able to get Carli D'Amato, who he has been in love with since they were children, to be his girlfriend. Largely because they will be going away to different schools in the fall, Carli breaks up with him. To get Simon's singularly focused mind off Carli, his three best mates decide to take him on vacation for two weeks to get some sun, sand and girls before they move onto the next chapter of their lives in the fall. Neil makes the decision for them to go to Malia on the isle of Crete, a popular summer tourist destination for many a Brit. Jay, with inheritance money in hand, believes he can have the pick of any girl he wants. Neil has to decide what constitutes not cheating on his girlfriend, Nicole. Will wants... Written by
This is written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, and directed by Ben Palmer who all worked on the TV series as well. I knew nothing about this movie, I had never watched the TV show nor any clips or trailers of the movie, I just had seen some positive reviews in Empire and TotalFilm magazines. Therefore, I had it added in my watchlist and finally was in mood of watching it.
This is a silly teenage comedy and you can say this is the British version of American Pie; same premise but obviously different jokes and humors. I should also say reviewing comedies, especially this type, would be different from reviewing drama or action, these movies shouldn't be taken seriously, you need to just take it easy and have fun. The story is about four high school friends who graduate and try to get laid, so it's obvious what type of the movie is going to be, and the movie starts very well with introducing these characters. These are all funny characters (even the supporting characters are funny) and there are many funny moments and scenes throughout the movie, which prevents you to be bored. I even like the music; it helps the scenes to be even funnier. The performances are fine, even though no one famous or well-known is in the movie, but the cast is filled with talents.
Overall, I recommend it and if I only want to rate it in comedy genre, I'd say 8/10, but in general perhaps 7.5/10. However, if you don't like silly comedy this is probably a failure, so in that case don't bother to watch it.
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