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Trailer Watch: UK Phenomenon 'The Inbetweeners' to Charm Americans with Pussay Patrol

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 29, 2012 at 1:07PM

Check out the trailer for "The Inbetweeners," a 2011 UK box office smash being plugged as the "British answer to 'American Pie.'" So, it's British pie? Certainly a nice crashcourse in dirty slang from across the pond...
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"The Inbetweeners"
"The Inbetweeners"

Check out the trailer for "The Inbetweeners," a 2011 UK box office smash being plugged as the "British answer to 'American Pie.'" So, it's British pie? Certainly a nice crashcourse in dirty slang from across the pond.

The set-up is fairly typical. Four geeky guys with matching pink "Pussay Patrol" t-shirts go on vacation in Greece, with little interest in "boring fucking Greek ruins" and copious interest in getting laid. Directed by Ben Palmer, the film is based on the hit UK TV series of the same name.

Upon its release in Britain, the film spent four straight weeks in the #1 box office spot. It broke the record for biggest opening weekend ever for a live action comedy in the UK, and has gone on to make $70 million domestic (in Britain) and $100 million worldwide.

And now, be still our hearts, the Pussay Patrol is coming our way. It hits theaters September 7, via Wrekin Hill.

This article is related to: Box Office, International, Wrekin Hill, Video, Trailers, comedy


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.