Remember how The Inbetweeners was proper good because it was what actually happened to teenagers, rather than what TV told us happened to teenagers? Yeah. The Inbetweeners Movie is what films tell us happens to teenagers. But on holiday. Funny if you’re fifteen, frustrating if you’re not, it’s just a bit of a shame such a solid team threw away their USP in favour of SPF 15.
Say what you like about the state of British film at the moment, there’s one thing that us plucky Brits do that makes the envy of the world, and that’s our TV comedy. From Monty Python to The Office, our self-deprecating humour has been shipped out, remade, lauded and appropriated everywhere from the Americas to the Antipodes. And one of the standout comedies of the last few years, courtesy of those marvellous chaps at E4, was Damon Beesley and Iain Morris’s sixth form anguish-a-thon The Inbetweeners.