MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 665 this week

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  17 August 2011 (UK)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 45,806 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 114 user | 110 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 24 Jan 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Inbetweeners Movie.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney
Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key
Role Models (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts
Ted (2012)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane
Old School (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore
Neighbors I (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents get married.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jessica Knappett ...
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...
...
...
Will's Dad
Victoria Willing ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Summer four boys become men. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, alcohol and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Scoreturen  »

Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,955 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$35,955 (USA) (7 September 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Anthony Head, who plays Will's dad, is the real life father of Emily Head, who plays Carli. See more »

Goofs

SPOLIER: When Jay wakes up on the ant hill the amount of ants on his face varies throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Will McKenzie: That's it! Neil, you're right. It may not be paradise, but it's time we started enjoying this place for what it is.
Simon Cooper: A shithole?
Will McKenzie: Yes, but it's our shithole! So I say, we get out there, and get royally fucked up on Jay's dead grandad's money!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.4 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Pio Kala
Written by Konstantinos Pantzis and Master Tempo
Performed by Master Tempo feat. Xristina Kolesta
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
'I saw The Inbetweeners last night, it was great.' 'I'm sorry, the what?'
16 November 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Despite this British sitcom's surprisingly far-reaching fan base (not a single seat of the four hundred in my cinema was left unoccupied) I still find myself having to explain the show to family members, casual acquaintances and my favourite movie-loving cab driver on the way home.

So, a quick recap. The premise is simple: we follow four friends on the fringe of social status, somewhere between the 'normal kids' and the 'freaks', as they meander their way through high school and its teenage perils. There's the nerdy but level-headed narrator Will (Simon Bird), selfish relationship-dependent Simon (Joe Thomas), compulsive liar and big-noter Jay (James Buckley) and lovable dimwit Neil (Blake Harrison). The film picks up, naturally, during the last day of school. The boys decide to book a party holiday to Greece to help Simon get over his break-up with Carli, but things get hairy when Simon, who is at the furthest point from being over his ex, spots her on the same trip.

If I had to justify why I loved this film with one sentence, it would be this: at no point does it stray from the formula that made the show so refreshing. The humour is there, as are the scenes of incredible social awkwardness, but this consistency begins with proper characterisation. Every fan of the show has a personal favourite, and should be pleased to hear that their move to the big screen has not coerced creators Beesley and Morris into thinking they should customise the characters to suit a wider audience. By the end of the film, each of the four is in an inherently better position in their life than they were two hours ago, but how they all get there remains entrenched in typical Inbetweeners fashion.

What does this mean exactly? It means that the screenplay puts individual character development on the backburner for most of the film, instead preferring to fill every scene with a truckload of jokes ranging from slapstick, the spoken word and a merciless array of cringe-worthy moments; the kind that have become the niche of the series. In any other genre this could be considered a sour point, but comedies are granted exceptions on the basis that they exist primarily to entertain, not to provide a moral, or indeed, much deep thinking at all. Does each character learn something about their life through their experience in Greece? Sure. Should we expect them to let the rest of their life be guided by these same profound moments of clarity? I doubt it.

Anyone even slightly familiar with the series would be aware of its unrelentingly crude subject matter, which some might interpret as vulgar or even offensive. That's a personal call, and while it doesn't concern my comedic sensibilities in the slightest, I must warn the more politically correct among us that this is not a movie for you. Few social taboos are left undisturbed, and when you couple this with the notion that filmmakers can get away with a lot more on the big screen (a saying that rings especially true for The Inbetweeners), it is recommended that fence-sitters have a long think about how they feel about the series, lest they return home with the unexplained compulsion to take a boiling hot bath and scrub until a little skin comes off.

If I had to make a couple of minor criticisms, I would say that a handful of party clichés are overdone (see: front-on shots of friends walking in slow- motion through a club with big grins on their faces) and that some realism is lost when Simon appears too gullible to be believed (you'll know it when you see it). However, these moments are few and far between, and fail to detract from making this the funniest movie I've seen in a good few years.

*There's nothing I love more than a bit of feedback, good or bad. So drop me a line on jnatsis@iprimus.com.au and let me know what you thought of my review.*


25 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who all expects the U.S. remake to fail? cody_perkins88
They f-ed it all up gemlcoleman
That random skint loner??? anthony85uk
Everything was Perfect but... Will's girlfriend was wrong! sjdrewe
Suspension of Disbelief MaryLouStalin
Jay's Small Pecker/Johnson geforcerules
Discuss The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?