The Inbetweeners Movie (15, 97 mins)
Director: Ben Palmer
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
With the television series having come to an end, one of the best British comedies of recent years makes the journey from small screen to big, a leap that has historically proved disastrous for most. Taking the route beloved by many, from Are You Being Served to Sex and the City, it sends its four late-teen leads (sensible but odd Will, pining Simon, dopey Neil, and deluded Jay), who are somewhere between leaving school and adulthood, on a roustabout holiday to Greece. There’s no plot as such, as the boys bumble from one humiliating experience to the next, chasing girls but finding themselves seriously out of their depth. It’s uncontrollably crude, but extremely funny, thanks to an endless supply of first rate lines and terrific performances, and for all their faults and idiocy, they’re tremendously likeable lads who might even have grown up a little bit by the end.