It’s all about the cash. If you had told us last year that “The Inbetweeners,” based on the Brit teen sitcom, would get a theatrical release in the U.S. we would have said you were crazy. But proving to be a huge smash hit in its native U.K. spending a staggering four weeks at the top of the box office after it opened, Wrekin Hill is looking to see if bring some of that success to this side of the ocean.
The indie distributor has picked up the rights to the film, and are moving quickly, planning a spring relase. And that seems to be about the right time to release the movie (spring break!) about four young lads who go on holiday to Malia, looking for booze and sex in equal measure. Some things do cross borders quite easily, and a comedy with boobs, buds and brews is something any audience cna understand, and “The Inbetweeners” seems like the kind of film that could develop a cult following here even among those not familiar with source material.
Granted, the trailer is really broad (check it out below) but there are some decent chuckles within, and at least the movie has some new original music by Mike Skinner of The Streets. Critics have also generally been kind to the film, as raunchy and goofy as it is. No release date yet, but look for it soon. [Variety]