So it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a film, and I’m feeling rusty, so please bear with me!
I’ve been a fan of the show when it first aired on E4 three years ago; I was laughing in fits over the ridiculous predicaments the boys got themselves into. So when I heard they were going to make a film I was filled with joy and sadness, as there would be no more TV episodes.
The film is exactly what you would expect the boys to get themselves into on a lad’s holiday, it is mainly narrated by Will just as he did on the TV show.
So I’m going to begin with the story of the film as I’ve briefly mentioned above, the boys, after Simon getting dumped by Carley, decide to go on a lad’s holiday to Malia. On holiday they meet four girls and we see how each of them deals with the situation that arise when being around the opposite sex. I don’t want to spoil much of the film but the story is what you would expect, it is however very funny and entertaining. I was laughing so hard at some of the scenes; I honestly think it is the best British Comedy film of the last decade.
The acting, by Simon bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison & Joe Thomas (Will, Jay, Neil & Simon, respectively) is amazing, they are very funny as a group, but they also shine individually. Each character is unique and very funny, and they’ve been cast perfectly for their roles.
The film has the usual mix of music from bands to illustrate the situations they’re in and is very reminiscent of the TV show. The Directing however was very standard nothing special, but I don’t think it needed anything out of the ordinary, so it works. It’s simple and average, and that’s all it needs to be.
Overall I’d say if you’ve watched the show you will love the film, its funny from the get go and keeps you laughing for 90 minutes. I am going to miss the show; I’ve got it on DVD and will always watch it on a slow day. Go watch it I can’t see anyone being left disappointed, a must watch!