Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to

The Inbetweeners Movie

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Teen vacation movie has tons of sex and scatological humor.

Movie R 2012 97 minutes
The Inbetweeners Movie Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

Good but defenetily not for kids or younger teens

This movie is actually just good, its quite funny however it is in no way appropriate for younger viewers. There is about every swear you can think of and consistent and heavy sex refrences throughout. Nudity is also featured and a male stripper removes his pants and his privates are in full view and swinging. There are so many nude moments and sex refrences. All in all its really good but has a ton of swearing and very, very strong sex refrences and nudity

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Really, really good

You hear ore explicit, worse things at UK school...

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

And after an entire movie, the same kinds of raunchy jokes repeated again and again can get very tiresome. Ben Palmer, a director on the UK's Inbetweeners TV series, makes his big-screen debut with THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE. Perhaps realizing that 90 minutes' worth of jokes about sex, penises, and feces wasn't going to be enough, he and writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley decided on some character development to fill things out. Unfortunately, since the characters are mostly stupid and rather thinly drawn, that didn't help much.

On the plus side, the characters are harmless, and they do seem to have a genuine camaraderie. And there are even a few honest-to-goodness laughs. Mostly, though, the movie ranges from mildly amusing to annoying, especially when the jokes arrive at the expense of fat girls, older women, and even little people.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate