3.5 / 5
Will, Simon, Jay and Neil are travelling in Australia and they are back doing what they do best, getting up to all sorts of hilarious antics, as they continue their individual pursuit of getting girls, getting rid of girls and … dolphins.
The film begins with Will, Simon and Neil being duped by Will’s ‘new uni friends’ while dressed as Harry Potter (Will), Ron Weasley (Simon) and Hermione Granger (Neil). They are subsequently then thrown out of a nearby pub that they went for a drink in, due to Neil’s testicles (for a change). The three of them end up at Will’s university halls, where his neighbours have played a prank on him, which leads to them talking of how university wasn’t what they expected. Neil reads out an email from Jay, on a gap year in Australia, and this turns into a Scorsese-esque opening sequence with Jay taking over the narration. He brags about being woken up every morning with an Australian babe “given him a blowwie”. The combination of Jay’s email detailing all of his exploits and the three of them unhappy in the UK, they decide to visit him and to discover Jay may have slightly over exaggerated…
The film was very funny with the guys still thinking with something else that isn’t their brain. Will is obsessively chasing after a pretty traveller that went to the same junior school as him, Katie. His wittiness and hopelessness is reminiscent of his advances he made towards Charlotte in the TV series and Alison in the first film. Simon is still with Lucy, the girl he met on holiday, and she is controlling, insecure and annoying. Throughout his time in Australia, he is trying to find a way of breaking up with her quickly as she is destroying all of his hoodies. Neil … well … he is his normal gullible and brilliantly dumb self. He has one dream that he fulfilled while in Australia, and that was to swim with a dolphin. Suffice to say it didn’t go smoothly! Lastly, Jay, the guy living it up in Australia, sleeping with models every week, Djing it up in Sydney’s biggest club and living in a mansion. It turns out, he embellished a few of those details and his motives for going Australia are something else entirely, which leads them to the Waterpark and out into the scorching heat in search of a farm.
The scene in the film that had everyone either in hysterical laughter, turning away with their hands over their eyes, or on the heads, was when Will was being chased down a waterpark ride because of Neil’s misbehaving bowels. The extent of the boys’ friendship is tested when their travelling comes to an abrupt halt in the scorching heat as they search for a farm. It gets serious, disgusting and hilarious when Neil offers to hydrate Simon as they battle the conditions…
Though I don’t think it had as many jokes as the first film, it was still a very funny film and it showed a stronger friendship between the four guys than the first film, and left the Inbetweeners journey on a high with the vast majority of fans satisfied.