Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it's ''the sex capital of the world''. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it's an offer they can't refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre's 'Mysterious Girl'. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers.Written by
The song Will plays on the guitar around the camp fire was originally due to be "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt, but Blunt wouldn't allow the song to be used in the film. Simon Bird, who doesn't play the guitar, spent 3 months learning to play "You're Beautiful" before it was changed. See more »
When Neil is swimming with the Dolphins in Splash Planet, the zip on his wet suit changes places. In the close ups, it's at the top, and in the side shots it has been slightly pulled down. This is the same in subsequent shots. See more »
The UK "15" version reduces two scenes (one where a dog licks a man's genitals and a moment where a character tries to urinate into another's mouth) in order to get the rating. Unfortunately, this version was used for worldwide distribution. See more »
As a massive fan I went to see this the first day, but tried not to have expectations which were too high. I have to say I was a little bit disappointed. I laughed out loud about three times and the other seems were mildly amusing.
Scenes were too fast paced at times but then other times they seemed to drag. The story line just wasn't there for me. It could have been so much better. It was all a bit samey, I know these characters are ones we know and love, but seriously, the plot had pretty much even done before.
Will chasing a blonde who is using him and ditching his mates. Jay crying about a girl that dumps him. Simon between a rock and a hard place with a girl. Neil, well just been Neil but more stupid then ever. Its all been done in the series and the first film and just regurgitated.
The plot was weak on which most of the jokes were based. Lots about the travellers they meet and how they are 'British gappies' who think they are renowned travellers. Just wasn't that funny, or obviously funny. And the ending was far too rushed and abrupt.
What annoyed me most is the fact that these characters have not grown at all. They are still exactly the same as they were at the beginning of the series. Yes we love these characters, don't change their personalities, but let them evolve a little bit. They are exact the same only even more annoying and exaggerated. Eg. Jay so obsessed with gash that it's not funny anymore.
Will has no friends at uni - that just wouldn't happen. What was funny about the show was its realism and realistic scenes.
That been said it is well worth a watch if you are a fan. Just don't get too excited!
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