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The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 6 August 2014 (UK)
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Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Bird ... Will McKenzie
James Buckley ... Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison ... Neil Sutherland
Joe Thomas ... Simon Cooper
Emily Berrington ... Katie
Freddie Stroma ... Ben
David Field ... Uncle Bryan
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ... Polly McKenzie
Tamla Kari ... Lucy
Lydia Rose Bewley ... Jane
David Schaal ... Terry
Alex Macqueen ... Kevin Sutherland
Greg Davies ... Phil Gilbert
Martin Trenaman ... Alan Cooper
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Pamela Cooper
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Storyline

Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it's ''the sex capital of the world''. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it's an offer they can't refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre's 'Mysterious Girl'. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers. Written by Production

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,852,235
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Company Credits

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Bwark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a deleted scene Neil rushed himself to the toilet in an Aeroplane First Class section and was having trouble with his irritable bowels. This was removed from the film. See more »

Goofs

During their escapades in Australia, the lads visit a water park called "Splash Planet". Splash Planet is is actual fact located in New Zealand, and not Australia. See more »

Quotes

Will McKenzie: Playing the guitar badly, wearing beads, talking about 'one love' and pretending you are friends with Central American villagers - who, by the way, despise you - before heading back to your parents five-bedroomed house in Surrey, doesn't make you a spiritual person, it makes you a bell-end.
Ben: I think you're right about his song, Katie.
Will McKenzie: Oh, fuck off, Ben! You don't believe in 'song lines' any more than I do. It's just a way for you to seem interesting to girls because deep down you know you're ...
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Alternate Versions

The UK "15" version reduces two scenes (one where a dog licks a man's genitals and a moment where a character tries to urinate into another's mouth) in order to get the rating. Unfortunately, this version was used for worldwide distribution. See more »

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References The Transformers (1984) See more »

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They're BA-CK!!
4 September 2014 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

I am in the unusual position of having never actually watched the series, but I did see the previous movie. And from my perspective, these are four of the biggest idiots to ever come from our shores. Neil is Too Dumb To Live, Jay is a sex obsessed loser, Simon is a walking doormat and Will might be smart academically, but in social situations is a total liability.

In Ibiza, they made complete fools of themselves, before everything came together for the ubiquitous Happy Ending. Here, Down Under, amongst all the usual Aussie stereotypes, things go even worse. And they don't really improve. Ever. As for the final scenes, well let me just say that the combined effect of the abruptness and the pessimism of them made me somewhat annoyed that this, according to the creators, is the last we'll see of these lovable misfits. Way to close the cycle, guys.

The Inbetweeners is primarily a comedy of embarrassment... and boy, do we have some doozies here. As a demonstration of the movie's ambition to ramp up every awkward moment into a full blown trauma causing humiliation, the bit at the water park would be a good place to start. To begin with: Neil s**ts himself at the top of the slide. This would perhaps be enough for most films, but in TI2 they don't understand the meaning of the word 'excess'. Not only does a piece of the offending fecal matter find it's way down the flume, it also end's up in poor old Will's face at the bottom... who then proceeds to spray sick EVERYWHERE like a sprinkler, forcing an evacuation of the pool. AND in front The Girl Of His Dreams.

We laugh, but we feel guilty for laughing. We LIKE these lads and want them to succeed... even as they fail miserably at every endeavour... and bring a lot of their problems on themselves. They never get a break... which I suppose it the point, as the script wouldn't be half as hilarious as it is if our quintet didn't keep putting their collective foot in it.

I think I slightly prefer the first one, which had a more cohesive plot (this felt more like a collection of sketches) and several Bigger Laughs. But the two complement each other well, and when watched together could provide a raucous evening of entertainment. I'd like to say it provided a fitting send-off.... but, nope. More, please..... and TRY to be slightly kinder to them this time......? 7/10


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