Movie Review : The Inbetweeners 2

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The boys are back and this time it’s Australia’s turn to host four of the most obnoxiously crass and yet embarrassingly endearing ‘young’ men you will ever encounter on a movie screen.

Set not too long after the first movie, the cleverly titled The Inbetweeners Movie, we are again thrown headlong into the chaos that is the lives of Will (Bird), Jay (Buckley), Neil (Harrison) and Simon (Thomas).

Will is struggling to fit in at Uni, Simon is struggling with the needy and nasty Lucy (Kari), Neil is struggling to ummmm I dont know but Jay…. Jay is leading an almost idyllic life in Australia as Sydney’s premiere DJ with a bevy of beauties shacked up at his harbourside mansion, just waiting to cater to his every whim.

Or so he says …..

The boys are soon reunited in Sydney but things may not be all they seem.

So at Will’s insistence, they set off for Byron Bay to travel. Explore. Be real backpackers. This of course has nothing to do with the re-appearance of Will’s childhood crush, the eternally effervescent Katie (Berrington) who is on her gap year and seeking spirituality *crickets chirping*

The Inbetweeners 2, other films

Our awesome foursome set off in Jay’s car which can only be described as the bastard love child of a Wicked van and Peter Andre. If you have ever driven on an Aussie road, you know Wicked vans and you can find them here.

If you want culture, any kind of faith in our young men or political correctness, turn away now. This movie is not for you. If you want to hunker down in the dark and laugh at some stupid boys doing stupid things, saying stupid things and being stupid things, welcome to paradise.

There are no real new gags, no real new jokes and it’s a well trodden path for this type of Brit tits and bits humour but that doesnt mean it’s not funny. Each boy is almost a caricature of himself and they know it. But for me, that’s the gag. That’s the point. They know it.

Oh I know I should know better. I should be filling this space in defence of my gender. Whatever. I didnt watch this movie because I wanted enlightenment…..I went to see it, well because it’s my job….. but because I like The Inbetweeners and their schoolboy bravado and bullshit.

And so what 😉

Love Flick xx

Director :  Damon Beesley, Iain Morris

Starring :  Freddie Stroma, Tamla Kari, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Emily Berrington, James Buckley, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison, Lydia Rose Bewley, Greg Davies

Running Time :  96 minutes

Release Date :  21 August 2014

 

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