Category Archives: The Inbetweeners

Plans For ‘Inbetweeners 2’ Movie

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One of the brains behind ‘The Inbetweeners‘ franchise, co-creator Damon Beesley, has hinted today that fans of the teen comedy could see a return for the boys to the silver screen. 2011‘s self-titled effort was a huge Box Office hit, so it makes total sense that they would want to cash in on it again, but this time offering each of the boys a cool £2 million sum to participate.

Damon told ‘The Sun‘: “I don’t want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel. We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go.” Fellow co-creator Iain Morris also confirmed on Twitter: “It’s far from signed and like Damon said we want to make sure we have a good enough story to tell.”

‘Inbetweeners’ Actor Simon Bird Engaged

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The nation’s favourite ‘briefcase w#nker’, ‘The Inbetweeners‘ actor Simon Bird, has gotten engaged.

He proposed to his long-term girlfriend, Lisa Owens, (who he met whilst performing at Cambridge University), during a holiday to Paris.

A source told ‘The Sun‘: “Simon took Lisa to Paris without any mention of plans to propose, but he had it all worked out. He bought a ring – sticking to traditions and spending a month’s wages on the sparkler. They went for dinner and he asked her to marry him. Lisa immediately said yes. They are looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together.”

‘The Inbetweeners’ Jay’s Son Is Born

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The Inbetweeners‘ actor James Buckley‘s fiancé Clair Meek gave birth to a baby boy yesterday in the Crosshouse hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Last night a friend told the ‘The Sun‘: “Clair was determined she was going to have their baby in Scotland. They are the happiest people in the world. They are so thrilled and proud. The two of them are so in love and now they have a beautiful baby son.”

‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ Review

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Mention the name Will and you’ll instantly conjure up an image of the nation’s favourite ‘briefcase wanker.’ Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison have enjoyed enormous success alongside the geeky Simon Bird in ‘The Inbetweeners’ since 2008, and their fame has reached a new height after their move to the silver screen.

After we thought we’d bid a final farewell to Rudge Park School’s biggest losers, writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley made myself, and thousands of other teenagers across the country, very happy by agreeing to write a feature film.

The film, titled ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’, sees the foursome experience their first ever ‘lads holiday’ after Simon (Thomas) is dumped by the love of his life, cold-hearted Carli D’Amato (Emily Head). Fast forward a few weeks post-leaving school (and after the death of Jay’s grandfather), the ‘Pussay Patrol’ (pink t-shirts with offensive slogans and all) embarks on a tour of Malia’s attractions, but all Jay (Buckley) is interested in is the clunge on offer. When Will suggests visiting some old ruins nearby, Neil informs him “you can see that shit anywhere.”

So after having parted with several hundreds of pounds each before landing, the lads arrive at their less-than-spectacular accommodation, where the owner warns them that if they “shit on the floor, you pay €50.” Neil explores the bathroom’s facilities, and points out that there’s a specially designed toilet for babies. (Oh Neil).

After a night out drinking ‘fish bowls’, they come across fellow Brits Laura Haddock (Alison), Tamla Kari (Lucy), Jessica Knappet (Lisa), and Lydia Rose Bewley (Jane), and impress them with their shapes on the dance floor.

However, a dip in the girl’s hotel’s swimming pool takes a turn for the worse when Jay almost drowns an 8-year-old tourist. He tries to appease the boys by buying them all tickets for the boat party, which promises to be the highlight of the holiday, and will provide Simon with an opportunity to win back ex Carli, who also arrives on the island. The only problem is that after a bust-up with Simon, Jay rips up Will and Simon’s tickets.

Neil seems to have found his intellectual match (after coming across a stray ‘kitty’, shall we say, in a nightclub) in Lisa, who shares his favourite saying, “I got ethics.” At one point Neil tells the gang, “I stopped believing in god when I realised it was just dog spelt backwards”.

Unlucky-in-love Will becomes besotted with Alison, a blonde who’s way out of his league. It’s nice to see the pair establish a connection towards the end, but I will not reveal whether his ‘V card’ is swiped for the first time.

In many ways, it recognizes the difficult transition from schoolboy to man, and has certain family values in the sense that they are being reunited for one last time before they go their separate ways. One thought-provoking line came from Jay, who asks his friends “well, what am I going to do?” in despair when his friends are all due to go to university, a feeling all school leavers have experienced.

In conclusion, having taken £26 million in the Box Office to date, it will be a great loss to the British public is a second and final installment is not commissioned.

Rating: a well deserved 4.5/5!

‘The Inbetweeners 2’ Due?

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Having taken around £26 million at the Box Office, ‘The Inbetweeners Movie‘ seems likely to return to the silver screen for a second installment.

Film producers have hinted that the next one will be based upon Neil Sutherland‘s wedding, and one source has told the Daily Mirror that “the success has been too big to ignore and it makes perfect sense to give the fans what they want. It would be much more viable than making an extra series because the characters have moved on, so that’s what we’re doing.”

Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison and James Buckley shall reunite post-uni for Neil‘s sh(t)ag party and wedding.

Before the first film was released, Bird seemed reluctant to confirm plans for a sequel: “I don’t think anyone’s thinking of a sequel yet – that only becomes a viable option if the first one is a smash hit so we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

Blake Harrison (Neil) tweeted today: “I know nothing about a 2nd Inbetweeners film. I wouldn’t believe everything you read… except Star Wars novels… they really happened.”

£26 million? I think that qualifies as a smash hit somehow!

‘The Inbetweeners’ Movie London Premiere

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The entire ‘The Inbetweeners‘ cast descended on Leicester Square’s Vue Cinema last night for their first ever film premiere.

The four main stars, Simon Bird, (Will), Blake Harrison, (Neil), Joe Thomas, (Simon), and James Buckley (Jay) were greeted by a mass of fans.

James, who plays crude Jay, put a protective arm around his pregnant girlfriend Clair Meek during the event, showing a tender side compared to his on-screen personality.

The aftershow was later held at London hotspot Aqua restaurant.

Female cast members include Laura Haddock, Lydia Rose Bewley, Tamla Kari and Jessica Knappett.

Simon Bird said: “It feels surreal. We didn’t expect anyone to be here!,” whilst co-star James Buckley added “I’ve only seen it recently and I was quite surprised there was a bit of depth to the characters and it was a lot sweeter than I thought it was going to turn out.

Meanwhile, Joe Thomas‘ off-screen girlfriend, actress Hannah Tointon, was wrapped up with a bow in a bold Marchesa black and pink dress.

‘The Inbetweeners’ Movie Poster & Trailer

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With less than three weeks until the national release of the highly anticipated ‘The Inbetweeners’ movie, film producers have managed to whet our appetite by releasing the official movie poster image, as well as a two-minute trailer.

The film is about Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas), Jay (James Buckley) and Neil’s (Blake Harrison) holiday to Crete after finishing Sixth Form. Actor Blake Harrison has hinted that there could be another installment to follow, providing that it does well with the Box Office.

“It’s way too early to tell wherever anything’s going to go,” he said. “At the moment things seem to be quite well wrapped up, but you can never say never, so whether we’ll be back for anything else in the future we just don’t know.”

The Inbetweeners Movie is released in the UK on August 17- I can’t wait!