The Inbetweeners Movie takes British comedy crown
by Naman Ramachandran
The previous opening record for a comedy was held by Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason [+see also:
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The film follows mates Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas), Jay (James Buckley) and Neil (Blake Harrison), who have finished school forever, and are off on their first lads’ holiday. They’ve got two weeks in Malia with no parents, no teachers, no money, and little chance with the ladies.
The team behind the hit, eponymous and award-winning television show are also behind the film, including creators and writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris; producer Christopher Young and director Ben Palmer. Emily Head, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, and Greg Davies join the boys on the big screen. The film introduces Lydia Rose Bewley, Laura Haddock, Jessica Knappett, and Tamla Kari.
Young said, “We are thrilled that The Inbetweeners Movie is the biggest opening of all time for a UK comedy. We really want to thank all the cinema goers out there who have made the film such a huge success.”
The film is being distributed by Entertainment Film Distributors.
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