Sunday, 17 August 2014

#56 THE INBETWEENERS 2

#56 THE INBETWEENERS 2Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison and Daisy Ridley.

Written and directed by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. 96 minutes.

The chances are you've watched the TV show and seen the first film so you know what you're getting. Likewise if you loved those you're going to love this, upping the anti in more than just location, this takes the Inbetweeners to a whole new level of glorious, gross out humour. It's at turns purile, brilliant and utterly stupid. Luckily no life lessons are learned, nor emotional depth discovered and neither have the writers tacked on some stupid plots about drugs or mistaken luggage or gangsters that normally drag down TV to Film comedy show transfers, it's just the same old formula but in a different environment. What with this and Alan Partridge: Alpha Pappa we're in a golden period of British comedy films.

The plot, for what it's worth, follows four school friends as they meet up in Australia on summer holidays and go traveling in search of true love and a shag. What follows is 96 minutes of disgusting, hilarious and almost non-stop laughs, that will have you squealing in embarrassment, howling with laughter or just gasping in gross-out shock at some truly inspired gags.

It helps if you loved the series and if you did this won't disappoint. if you've never seen it, go and see it regardless it doesn't matter if you don't know the characters, after five minutes you will.

However be warned, if watching ball sacs getting licked by a dog, a man drinking another man's piss, or a runaway poo in a water park aren't your idea of funny then it's probably best if you stay at home and watch This is Forty again.

If only American comedies could be this brave or stupid, Judd Aptow should watch this and learn how to do comedy proper.

8/10

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