Film review: The Inbetweeners 2

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Three years ago, before the first big screen version of TV hit The Inbetweeners was released, fans were already bracing themselves to say farewell.

The cast – Simon Bird, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and James Buckley – were all loudly insisting that the movie marked a final goodbye to the socially inept teenagers.

Undated Film Still Handout from The Inbetweeners 2 . See PA Feature FILM Inbetweeners 2 . Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment Film Distributors. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Inbetweeners 2.

Undated Film Still Handout from The Inbetweeners 2 . See PA Feature FILM Inbetweeners 2 . Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment Film Distributors. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Inbetweeners 2.

Then the film, which followed the lads as they left school and ventured on their first parent-free holiday, notched up the most successful opening weekend ever for a comedy film made in the UK.

It then went on to become one of the biggest box-office hits of 2011.

So naturally they’re now back promoting the sequel.

Expectations are sky high for this second feature-length excursion based on the E4 sitcom, which continues the sexual misadventures of socially inept schoolmates Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas).

In the sequel, Jay has headed to Australia for a gap year, where he has enhanced his status as an incorrigible ladies’ man.

With the promise of more sex than they can handle, Will, Neil and Simon head down under to join their pal and the four misfits abroad attempt to impress the female of the species including Katie (Emily Berrington), Polly (Belinda Stewart-Wilson) and Lucy (Tamla Kari).

Needless to say, the lads’ ham-fisted chat-up lines and amorous overtures often lead to toe-curling hilarious humiliation.

Expect to laugh and wince equal measure.