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
When the boys are in the coach on the way to the hotel there is another group of lads singing a "We Love You Burnley" football chant. When they get to the hotel the man they meet clearly has a Blackburn Rovers tattoo. The two Northern teams have one of the most violent and longest running rivalries of the game. See more »
In the first scene in Marco's, after Jay says "Feed the pony", Neil lifts his right arm to have a sip of his pint. In the next reverse shot, his right arm has instantly jumped back down to his side where it started. See more »
The UK cinema release was cut to obtain a BBFC 15 certificate. Some crude sexual dialogue was cut and a use of 'cunt' was overdubbed with 'shit'. The DVD release still has these edits but the Blu-ray release waived these cuts with an 18 certificate. See more »
Gone Up In Flames
(Matthew Greener (as Greener)/Chris "Fields" Wheatcroft (as Wheatcroft)/Tom Derrett (as Derrett)/Alistair Clewer (as Clewer))
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Morning Runner
Licenced courtesy of EMI Records See more »
Does the show justice
Seeing the mixed response this movie got here in the US definitely had me lowering my expectations. I finished the show in two weeks and is now one of my favorite TV comedies ever, so I was seeing this film either way. As it stands, this definitely does the series justice. Oh, it definitely wasn't anything out of the ordinary or unpredictable, but just like the show, it's able to still be completely hilarious and really touching when it comes down to it. The four characters have deeply resonated with me, and the movie just further expands their arcs in mostly successful ways. Even though the movie may not have the freshness the series has many times, it works because it still has the same humor, and the characters are definitely true to themselves. It's a riot!
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