What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Inbetweeners Movie is a British comedy based on a successful TV series. There's tons of scatological humor and sexual content as four recent high school graduates go on vacation in Crete with the main goal of getting drunk and meeting women. There's brief full-frontal male nudity, kissing, and sexual situations, as well as constant sex talk, innuendo, and language ("f--k," "s--t," "p---y," and other offensive slang words). The friends fight a bit among themselves, a bully picks on them, and one friend attacks a young boy who's bothering him. Drinking is also an issue; though the actors are clearly much older, they're intended to be playing 18-year-olds and are seen drinking, drunk, throwing up, and passing out.
- Families can talk about how The Inbetweeners Movie depicts sex. The characters seem to want it without really knowing much about. Why is this disparity funny? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
- Why do you think these characters are so interested in drinking and getting drunk? Are there any realistic consequences for their drinking/partying?
- Various body types (both boys and girls) are on display in this movie. What does the movie have to say about body types that don't conform to standard "ideals"?
- How do the main characters deal with the movie's bully? Would there have been a better option?