It was always going to be difficult to translate a much loved half hour series into a 90 minute special without any boring/slow bits. However, having watched this film last night, I would say the writers definitely succeeded in writing a script that had everything.
This is a final fling and goodbye to the four boys, knowing there are no more series to come and that there is nowhere else they can go with this. It's a fitting finale. There are several strands to the story, and appearances from many of the supporting characters such as the lads' parents, Mr Gilbert, Head of Sixth Form, and Carly D'Amato, love of Simon's Life. Mr Gilbert's end of term address is beautifully abusive and obnoxious, as we have come to expect.
This is certainly a rite of passage movie, with several gross out moments, brilliant one liners and some poignant moments even. We see a vulnerable side to Liar Liar Pants on Fire Jay, Neil shows a flair for the older ladies ("dinner ladies"), Will ends up being almost the cool one, and Simon grows up and smells the coffee.
There are baddies, a poo scene, a bevvy of slutty lovelies, a quadrant of nice girls,a boat party and a smattering of vomit. There's also a "blink and you'll miss it" cameo from 6ft 8 Mr Gilbert at the end on a quad bike, and some truly amateur dancefloor scenes that will leave you cringing.
Oh, it's funny too. My husband and I even screamed at the screen a few times with our hands over our mouths shouting No! No!
Overall, recommended and a fitting end to a brilliant series.
PS Inbetweeners Trivia- Antony Head (from Buffy, Gold Blend and the Prime Minister in Little Britain) makes a cameo at the start and it's his daughter, Emily Head, who plays Carly.