Hit TV Comedy series The Inbetweeners surprised many people by making the move from TV to the big screen, and still being very funny. Most other TV characters and ideas simply do not translate across to cinema, with Keith Lemon being a prime example of ideas that only work in a TV format.
This weekend, it was announced that The Inbetweeners boys will be back for a movie sequel, to once again create mayhem, endlessly embarrass themselves, and fail miserably in their endless pursuit of any woman that moves.The first movie, released in August 2011, was the most successful comedy film of all time in the UK, grossing over £13 million in its opening weekend, so a sequel was pretty much guaranteed to be on the cards.
Creators of the original E4 series, and the first Inbetweeners film, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, recently said: “We couldn’t be more excited to be making another Inbetweeners movie.Frankly it’s pathetic how much we’ve all missed each other. A new chapter in the lives of the Inbetweeners feels like the very least we can do to thank the fans for their phenomenal response to the first movie.”
The first film starred Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison as four hopeless friends on their first foreign holiday together after finishing school. As with the plot of the TV series, nothing went right for the socially inept bunch, although the movie did end on an unusually positive note for the boys. Perhaps the sequel will redress the balance, because witnessing the boys doing even slightly well at something just doesn’t seem right.
Details about the plot remain scarce, but a return is already long overdue. The Inbetweeners film is due to open in UK cinemas in August 2014.