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"Your life's just about to begin, mate. Now that you're single we can all go on a mental holiday together! Two weeks of sun, sea, sex, sand, booze, sex, minge, fanny and tits! And booze! And sex!"

The Inbetweeners is a 2011 movie adaptation and continuation of the popular series The Inbetweeners.

The familiar foursome Jay, Neil, Simon and Will go on holiday, unknowingly going to the same place as Simon's ex-girlfriend Carli. As you can imagine, hilarity ensues and they all meet a like-minded 'friend' on the way.

Followed by a sequel in 2014, where the boys once again go abroad and deal with the trials and tribulations of young adulthood.

This Movie Shows Examples Of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Jay initially treats Jane as one of these, not wanting to get "stuck with the fat one".
  • Alpha Bitch: Carli can be this sometimes.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Will's finally-revealed Disappeared Dad doesn't even believe he has any friends and seems to be just as embarrassing a father as Mr Cartwright is to Jay.
    • And, of course, Mr Cartwright when he meets Neil's dad.
  • Ass Shove: Jay keeps €20 in his ass on holidays in case he needs to bribe a cop.
  • Betty and Veronica: Simon is the Archie caught between Lucy (Betty) and Carli (Veronica). Also gender-inverted, with Will as the Betty and Nicos as the Veronica for Alison.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Zigzagged with Jane. Jay initially sees her as an Abhorrent Admirer, but apparently more because he's worried about what his friends would think. He comes around in the end.
  • Birds of a Feather: Lisa is perhaps the only character in the entirety of the show or the movie to actually be dumber than Neil.
  • Binge Montage: After the skinny-dipping scene, Neil inspires Will and the others to go out and start making the most of the holiday. The result is one of these.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Jay warns that Greek policemen rape young men.
    Neil: And if they don't kill you, you kill yourself over the shame of getting a boner while being bummed.
  • Blatant Lies: As you'd expect, these mainly come from Jay's mouth. Richard runs him a close second.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Happens to Will during the skinny-dipping scene.
  • Brain Bleach: Being The Inbetweeners, this is a given.
    • Simon's dad talks about his sexual escapades in Magaluf, as well as the fact that the smell of suncream gets Simon's mum wet.
    • Neil has a one-night stand with an over-the-hill woman, sports an erection for most of the morning and wears white underwear to the pool.
    • Neil and Jay go to a club where the main attraction is a man who fellates himself.
    • Neil does a shit in the bidet.
    • At the boat party, Jay tricks James into getting poo on his nose. James tries chatting up girls totally unaware.
  • Brainless Beauty: Lisa. When Neil manages to outsmart you, you know this trope seriously applies.
  • Brick Joke: Perhaps unsurprisingly, it involves defecation. When the boys arrive at their accommodation, the manager tells them that if they take a dump on the floor, he'll charge them an extra 50 euros. Almost immediately afterwards, he can be heard telling one of the other guests that he owes him 50 euros. Later on in the film, Neil does a shit in the bidet. When he realises it's not a toilet, he then tries to clean it up, and gets it on the floor.
  • Call-Back:
    • To the episode "Work Experience":
    Will: Despite Neil offering — twice — they didn't allow him to drive the plane.
    • Also to "Xmas Party", as Fernando came from Privilege in Ibiza, where Samantha had claimed to be DJing.
    • Jay's "No problemo" to James during the boat party nods to how Neil had this as a temporary catchphrase during "A Night Out In London".
    • The "Pussay Patrol" shirts are derived from a line Jay delivers in the episode "Will's Home Alone".
    • Jay's dad mentions his last girlfriend being "a hound", most likely the girl he was dating in the Series 2 finale.
    • Within the film, Will lying down by the ants' nest drunk nods back to what Jay evidently did the night before. A few seconds later, a Pet the Dog moment ensues.
    • Another in-film example: After Simon has all of his clothes taken from him, he spends the remainder of the movie wearing outfits that Neil and Will wore in previous scenes.
    • Early in the film, Neil, Simon and Will dance across the floor of an empty nightclub to chat up the girls while the reluctant Jay merely watches them from the bar. During the Good-Times Montage after the group have made amends, we see them performing the same moves in a crowded club, with Jay joining in.
  • Can-Crushing Cranium: Steve, the squaddie who's staying in the same apartment block as the boys, does this with empty beer cans.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The €20 note Jay is keeping up his arse. He says he has it there in case he needs to bribe a Dirty Cop. At the boat party, James orders money from Jay so he can snort cocaine. Jay gives him the €20 note to get back at him.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • Neil, telling Will not to put rocks in his pockets and go swimming otherwise he'll drown.
    • Earlier, Neil says Carli's friends seemed cool, so he asked them where they were going on holiday and when and that's why he booked Malia. Simon tells Neil the whole point of the holiday was to get over Carli.
  • Coming of Age Story: The film is set immediately after the boys finish school and follows them around on their summer holiday.
  • Coolest Club Ever: Subverted. The lads are persuaded by an attractive promotions girl to go into a club with the promise of plenty of girls and buzzing nightlife. The place turns out to be empty. Later in the film, Will notes in a moment of Self-Deprecation that the place is uncool and, of course, the lads are regulars.
  • Country Matters: Jay calls Carli a 'cunt' as he and Simon are arguing. This prompts Simon to take a swing at Jay.
  • Crappy Holidays: It seems this trope will be played straight due to the typical misfortunes that befall the main characters, but it's ultimately subverted.
  • Cringe Comedy: This is The Inbetweeners we are talking about, here.
  • Damned by Faint Praise:
    Will: Look - I’m gonna level with you, I've never put my penis in a lady.
    Allison: Well, that’s all right. You’re a virgin, that's cool.
    Will: It’s definitely not cool, if anything it’s famously uncool.
    Allison: Well, it’s cute then.
    Will: Oh god, that’s even worse.
    Allison: You're funny, Will.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Will loudly protests against the reserving of poolside loungers in the movie, and then finds out that one of the owners is disabled. However, rather than backing down, he cringingly points out that the disabled girl doesn't even need a lounger (in contrast to a similar incident in the Thorpe Park episode, where Will offended a special needs bus, but at least showed remorse for his mistake).
  • Dirty Cop: Jay and Neil believe that all foreign police are corrupt.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Will with Alison at first. And Simon with Carli, as usual.
  • Dropped Glasses: Will. Coupled with Blind Without 'Em.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Neil says he's happy because he doesn't think about things too much (or at all really). Will concedes that he's right.
  • Epic Fail: Simon swimming back to shore to tell Lucy how he feels at the end. He nearly drowns.
  • Establishing Character Moment: James is introduced with a Kick the Dog moment, running Simon down with his quad bike while he's talking to Carli and pretending it was an accident.
  • Everyone Can See It: That Lucy, not Carli, is the right one for Simon. Of course, Simon doesn't see it until the end.
  • Exact Words: Will mocks Alison's (possibly unfaithful) boyfriend Nikos by saying "I love you, I love you. You only girl for me." When Alison finds out that Nikos was screwing another girl, he uses the exact same line to try and placate her. Will, being Will, smugly points this out.
  • Fanservice: The teaser features the boys walking through the club district teeming with scantily-clad girls.
    • During the skinny-dipping scene, we see all four of the girls in various states of undress, including a closeup of Will's hand on Alison's bare breast and a from-behind shot of Alison completely naked.
  • Football Hooligans: A group of them annoy Will throughout the bus ride from the airport to the hostel they're staying at by singing incessantly.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Will mentions how the standard of policing in Greece probably goes beyond "bumming and forced suicide". After the skinny-dipping scene, Will, fed up with how the holiday is going, considers suicide in the pool. Neil arrives and Will decides not to.
    • Will jokes to Alison that Nicos must get a lot of practice with women. He is later found to be cheating on Alison during the skinny-dipping scene.
    • Jay pushes a kid who can't swim into the pool at the hotel, and a couple of patrons have to dive in to save him. Will later contemplates suicide in the pool after the disastrous skinny-dripping scene. Also, at the end, Simon nearly drowns in the sea when his idea of a grand romantic gesture to Lucy goes wrong and he has to be airlifted back to shore and then go to hospital.
  • Freudian Excuse: Both subverted and played straight. In the film, Will says that he wishes he could blame all his personality defects on his parents splitting up, but he can't as it only happened recently. On the other hand, it seems pretty clear that Jay's abusive father is a big factor behind his neuroses.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Will invokes this on himself by wishing he could blame all his personality defects on his parents splitting up. However, it only happened recently so he wouldn't be able to get away with this.
  • Fun T-Shirt: Neil buys the lads pink t-shirts with the slogan "Pussay Patrol" featuring a cartoon cat with a massive erection for the holiday. Each one has a nickname for each of the lads — Simon is "Mr. Rebound", Jay is "Mr. Big Nob", Neil is "Mr. Player" and Will is "Mr. I Fuck Kids". The airline staff member at the check-in desk is so offended that she threatens to bar the lads from the flight unless they remove them. During the holiday itself, only Neil and Jay wear them.
  • Gilligan Cut: Happens to Jay.
    Jay: I'd better not get stuck with the fat one.
  • Good-Times Montage: After Simon and Jay make up, we get a rare montage of the four actually having a fun time dancing and drinking with each other.
  • Group Hug: Offered by Neil to reconciliate the gang.
  • Happy Ending Override: The series ended with the implication that Simon and Carli would finally have a Relationship Upgrade. The movie begins with her breaking up with him after a year of dating.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: The boys hanging out around the pool at the girls' hotel.
    • The Binge Montage that follows the skinny-dipping scene.
    • Nearly everyone in Malia attending the boat party.
  • Hope Spot: Done with Simon repeatedly.
  • Hotel Hellion: Jay has a run in with one.
  • Ironic Echo: Alison's stereotypically Greek boyfriend Nikos. Will impression goes as follows:
    Will: [In a thick Greek accent] I love you, I love you. You only girl for me.
    • Then Alison catches Nikos screwing some random girl and he says the exact same line. Of course, this is lampshaded by Will.
  • Jerkass:
    • Will's dad. Who is revealed to have left Will and his mother to marry a woman barely older than Will. He insults Will, his hobbies and casually admits he didn't invite him to the private wedding, containing a mere 'couple of hundred' close family and friends.
    • Neil, surprisingly. He spends a large portion of the film getting with all manner of (mostly much older) women on the boy's holiday. Towards the end he reveals that his girlfriend dumped him and he didn't want to dampen the mood. Turns out, he was lying — his girlfriend Nicole is waiting for him at the airport during the closing credits.
    • Considering how he acts towards Lucy for much of the film, Simon counts.
    • James. Being a sort of composite of every rom-com villain in history, this isn't all that surprising.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Will is technically correct when he says a girl in a wheelchair doesn't really need her own sun lounger and that her family aren't automatically entitled to poolside seats just because she has a disability, but even Will himself obviously realises as he says so that you can't just say that out loud.
    • Sure, Jay is hardly the most likable of people, but he is fed up of Simon's obsession with Carli and tells him he needs to get over her. Eventually, Simon does.
  • Jerkass Realization: Simon gets one during the boat party when he realizes Carli is using him to make James jealous. He finally sees Carli for what she is and admits that he made a bad choice in robbing Lucy of her chance to attend the boat party.
  • Kavorka Man: Neil. He's extremely thick and yet he seems to get offers left, right and centre! Though, to be fair, he's not exactly picky. The other guys have to literally drag him away from one older woman who comes onto him.
  • Lack of Empathy: Combined with some arguably correct logic by Will when he discovers that the parents of a wheelchair-bound girl have reserved loungers by the pool.
    Will: Strictly speaking, she doesn't even need another chair!
  • Lame Comeback: James responds to Jay claiming to be the Pussy Patrol that the only pussy Jay could get is a cat. When even his friends stare in awkward silence at that, he repeats it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Alison steals Nicos's ticket for the boat party after she finds him cheating on her, and offers it to Will instead. Needless to say, Will accepts it.
    • James gets this at the boat party with the €20 note Jay had kept up his arse he used to snort drugs. Poo on the end of your nose is going to send any girl running.
  • Likes Older Women: Neil.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Will, as he decides between half a dozen pair of identical khakis and plain shirts.
  • Love Confession: Subverted. Simon tries to pull off one to Lucy by swimming to shore and telling Lucy how he feels, but, as you'd expect, it becomes an Epic Fail when he almost drowns and has to be taken to hospital. Lucy gets the message, though.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Carli does this to Simon. So much so that he obsesses over her nonstop and turns off another girl who is genuinely interested in him by constantly talking about Carli. Pretty much everyone calls him out on it at some point.
  • Lying Finger Cross:
    Neil: (drinks a tequila suicide shot) Right, tenner please.
    Jay: Had me fingers crossed, mate.
  • Moment Killer: Simon to Lucy at the end: "I think I've shit myself."
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • At the start of the movie, just after Carli dumps Simon, Simon whistles and walks home happily. Once he lies down on his bed, he bursts out crying.
    • A three-layered variant of this occurs at the end of the film. At the boat party, after finally realizing his feelings for Lucy, Simon dives off the boat to swim to her and proclaim his love, with everyone cheering him on. One fade to black later, the mood turns serious as they realise Simon is seriously struggling and will definitely not make it ("I think he might be drowning"). After another fade to black, the mood turns funny with the sound of the helicopter as Simon is airlifted out of the sea.
  • Naked People Are Funny:
    • Subverted with Simon, who gets naked three times, but it's not really laugh-inducing. Lampshaded by Alison, who asks Will if Simon always gets naked when he's excited.
    • Jay is pantsed by a little kid, who laughs at the size of his penis.
    • Fernando, "The Master of Self-Fellatio"!
    • Will getting ready to go skinny-dipping with Alison, only to lose his glasses and end up blindly combing the beach with his underwear around his ankles.
  • National Stereotypes: Will jokingly references the Greek waiter boyfriend stereotype when talking to Alison. Turns out he's correct about almost every part of it (the name being the only exception).
  • Never My Fault: Occurs offscreen. According to Steve, the soldier who shares the boys' crappy holiday accommodation, his wife booked the place while he was serving in Iraq, but somehow it's Steve's fault.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The international marketing implies a lot more titillating content than actually appears; The American posters show the group on a beach next to implied nude women (see the picture at the top), the French DVD cover has the group staring at a woman wearing a Union Jack bikini and in Germany it was literally re-named 'Sex on the Beach'. The movie (like the series) is much more focussed on gross-out and cringe humour, with the boys' attempts at pulling rarely being successful; The only moment of female nudity is darkly lit and features an extremely awkward Will. There are also barely any scenes set on the beach. Conversely, The UK's poster was simply the group standing outside a night club looking excited.
  • Noodle Incident: Thankfully, we don't get to see Fernando's self-fellatio act. Jay and Neil, though, were so close to the stage that they could smell his cock.
    • And this exchange between Jay and Neil, Probably Blatant Lies (Neil has a tendency to buy Jay's sex lies), but...
    Neil: Jay! Jay! Didn't you see them girls? Why don't you chirps 'em?
    Jay: I can't handle that many at once, Neil.
    Neil: Really? What about that netball team?
    Jay: Yeah that was all right, cause that was a luxury caravan. But this coach is way too small for my moves.
  • Not What It Looks Like:
    • Jay says this when his mother and sister catch him masturbating. It's a little hard for him to explain because he has diving gear on his head.
    • Done towards the end by Richard, when he mentions that he phoned his parents to come and pick him up after he had a panic attack. Before this it's implied that Richard is some kind of dodgy character who's on drugs all the time.
    • A more traditional variant also occurs when Nikos is found cheating on Alison and ties to lie his way out of it.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Will gets one during the skinny-dipping scene while searching for his glasses. Naked. He bumps into Nicos and a woman who isn't Alison as he finds the glasses and Nicos gets right in his face, forcing Will to scream for help and causing Alison to discover them.
    • Humorous example at the end. Neil gets one when he arrives at the airport with Lisa and as he is taking a picture of them both on his phone, sees that Nicole is behind him.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Downplayed; Jay's mother and sister react in this way when they walk in on him masturbating (as they had previously done in the TV series), but they seem more resigned to once again finding him doing this than anything else.
  • Old Shame: In-Universe:
    Polly: I know this is the first time you've ever been away from me, but don't go crazy.
    Will: When have I ever gone crazy?
    Polly: When you had all that shandy at Deborah's wedding, you went pretty wild.
    Will: I was seven years old.
    Polly: He was running around, his pants down, shouting, "I've got a white slug".
    Will: Mum!
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Lisa, getting intimate with Neil at the boat party. Her accent starts to waver between Essex-Girl and Estuary English.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    Jay: Jane's all right, you know. She's a laugh.
    Neil: The fat ones are always jolly.
    Jay: Neil, what a horrible thing to say.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: The scene of Will and Alison getting naked together is surprisingly intimate and played entirely seriously, the only scene in the entire franchise lacking any kind of comedic element.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Jay having bought boat party tickets for the four as a surprise for them all while drunk. Sure, he tore two of them up (the ones for Simon and Will) but the fact that he was willing to do this in the first place qualifies.
    • Jay offering Will his bed when the latter is drunk. Will had been about to go to sleep on the very ants' nest Jay had slept on the previous night.
    • Alison offering Will Nikos's ticket for the boat party so he can join her.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: After Simon's dust-up with Jay, the gang splits into two pairs (Will with Simon, Neil with Jay). Thanks mostly to James, they all soon find that they're better off together.
  • Product Placement: For Neil, Malia's biggest attraction is that it's got a Subway.
  • Put on a Bus: John and Donovan each get a single scene on the final day of school and are never seen again.
  • Race for Your Love: Parodied when Simon decides to swim to shore from the boat party to declare his love for Lucy. Everyone cheers as he jumps into the water only to stop cheering as he struggles to make it to shore, has to be rescued by emergency workers, is taken to the hospital, and shits himself.
  • Re-Cut: There are three different cuts of the movie: the 15-rated theatrical cut, an 18-rated version with a couple of dirtier jokes re-instated (and the C word left uncensored), and an extended cut with four minutes of extra material. The DVD contains the theatrical version, while the blu-ray has the 18-rated and extended cuts.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Jay sort-of does this with Simon. Presumably he thinks it will snap him out of it but instead it hits a Berserk Button.
    • Earlier in the film, what passes as Mr. Gilbert's end-of-year speech is a lengthy tirade about how he despises the students.
  • Ruder and Cruder: The Inbetweeners already had copious amounts of swearing for a TV series, but its film adaptation added nudity.
  • Rule of Three: Simon strips three times. The first time, he's tricked into doing it by James. The second is during the skinny-dipping scene. The third is during the boat party, but this time, he keeps his boxers on. Alison lampshades it the third time: "Does he always strip when he's happy?"
  • Running Gag: Jay orders that every time Simon mentions the name Carli, he must be slapped in the balls. He says her name a lot.
  • The Scream: Jay shaves off his pubes, then squirts some aftershave onto his privates. Cut to distant shot of the hotel, where he can be heard expressing his agony from far off. None of his friends bat an eyelid.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Neil at the end when he realises Nicole is waiting for him at the airport. He runs off with Lisa, leaving his luggage with his dad and Nicole is left confused.
  • Sensual Slav: Jay's first scene involves a live-chat with one, who flirts with Jay while reminding him to give her his credit card details. For added humour, we see that despite getting paid for her time, the woman hasn't even taken anything off.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: All the boys except Neil, who had already lost his virginity before the events of the film.
  • Sexiled: When Simon's dad was young and went on a holiday with his friends, they placed a hat on the doorknob to indicate this. Neil (and Jay at the end credits) pick up it from him.
  • The Silent Bob: Lisa doesn't speak until the scene where she verbally attacks Richard's mother during the boat party, mistaking her to be making a move on Neil.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom:
    Neil: I just stopped worrying about stuff. You only get one go round, I reckon. When you're dead, you're dead. So you can spend your time thinking about how things haven't gone perfect or you can just get on with it, have a laugh and that. That's what I do, I'm pretty happy.
  • Skinny Dipping: With decidedly mixed results. Jay gets embarrassed about being seen with Jane, Simon gets in the water with Lucy only to be distracted by Carli, and although Will does get to touch one of Alison's breasts, he loses his glasses and stumbles across Nikos, who's cheating on Alison.
  • So Proud of You: Will's dad almost sheds tears of joy when Will sends him a selfie of himself and Alison.
  • Status Quo Is God: Simon didn't have to move to Wales after all. It's not explained how or why, though.
    • Also an example of Hand Wave - Simon just says "not moving to Wales" in the opening minutes to brush it off.
  • Sucks at Dancing: While Neil is a surprisingly good dancer, when Simon and Will attempt to follow his lead to impress girls the results are laughable at best, with Simon doing what looks like jerky air drumming and Will galloping from side to side. Not helping matters is that the club is otherwise completely empty outside of them and the girls. After a bit, Will calls a halt to the awkwardness and just asks the girls if the lads can sit with them in exchange for ending the dancing. During the Good-Times Montage, we see them going at it again in a packed club, with Jay joining in with terrible moves of his own. Against all odds, they get a whole group of people to dance along with them.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Simon prepares to swim from a yacht to shore as a big romantic gesture, to massive, raging cheers and applause from all on board. Minutes later, the whole boat is silent as Simon begins to drown, and winds up being airlifted to hospital by the coast-guard.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Considering that Lucy isn't at all like Carli, Jane is not like Chloe, and Lisa doesn't seem to be like Neil's flings, it's noteworthy how Alison is essentially just Charlotte with the Alpha Bitch traits (both the good and the bad) turned down. They are even somewhat similar in appearance. Though it may be justified in that Will already found his perfect type of woman in Charlotte, and then he naturally falls for Alison who is so similar, while the others lads' matches had formerly been...less than perfect.
  • Take That!: "When people now ask me if I like football, I say yes, I do like football. But not Burnley. Burnley can fuck off".
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Could be said to be the entire point, after all the stuff the gang went through in the series.
  • Toilet Humour: Given that this is a movie version of The Inbetweeners, it's a given. As it's also a movie about a group of Brits on a holiday abroad, it focuses on a bidet. Of course, they don't know what it's for. Neil and Jay assume it's a "kiddies' toilet". You can probably guess what happens later in the movie.
  • Translation by Volume:
    Neil: (to club Barman) Hello, when it good here?
    Barman: (British accent) I’m sorry?
    Neil: Er, when - here - party - good?
    Barman: In normally about an hour or two.
  • Vacation Episode: Obviously. Almost the whole film is set in Malia, with only the first few scenes at the start and some of the post credits scenes occurring in the UK.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: The Binge Montage ends with Will vomiting on the pavement.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Will is this, as can be seen in the opening scene. At the end, Will takes a selfie of himself with Alison and sends it to his dad, which makes his father smile.
  • Wimp Fight: When Simon and Jay get into a fight, neither of the combatants manages to injure each other, and there are multiple shots of people laughing in the background. Will and Neil just stand there and discuss whether they should help, or go and get something to eat.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jay throws a kid who can't swim into a pool for earlier pushing him into the pool and later on, de-pantsing him in front of the entire poolside. That said, the kid was acting like a little shit by continuously harassing Jay and so arguably had it coming.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Lucy seems to know of the Romantic False Lead trope, but to her misfortune, she tries to resolve it like one would resolve it in a more sappy romantic movie. During the movie, Simon grows to like her more and more, but he still keeps his ridiculous, one-sided crush on Carli. When Simon sits on the beach moping because he cannot go to the boat party with Carli, Lucy tells him how sorry she is for him and offers him her (expensive) ticket so that he can go. In a romantic movie, this act of compassion and unselfishness would probably make Simon forget about Carli, realize that how much better of a girlfriend Lucy is, and get together with her, possibly ending with a Big Damn Kiss - and this is obviously what Lucy hopes for. Instead, Simon grabs the Jerkass Ball and just anti-climactically snatches the ticket from her, after which he runs to the boat to find Carli. He gets better later though.
  • Zany Scheme: Jay is disappointed that Simon intends to go to university:
    Jay: I was going to use my grandad's money to set us up in business, selling car stereos to Premiership footballers.

Alternative Title(s): The Inbetweeners Movie