The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget ... See full summary »
Follows Jack Whitehall as he embarks on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael. The two set off on a journey across South East Asia to partake in a series of adventures, mishaps and escapades with two very different perspectives.
A mysterious accident, missing money, dodgy deals and looted treasure propel a bookish Briton into a partnership with a tough, female, bounty hunter from New York in this comedy action/adventure series.
This is a spinoff film, and does not fit into the TV series' timeline. This can be seen where Jing still has her glasses, Rem Dogg is not an emo and Mitchel and Joe still have their old haircuts, but Cleo is in the class. In the TV series, Cleo only joins after these changes have happened. See more »
The latest big screen excursion of a popular British TV series
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning
Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall) is a comprehensive school teacher who sets the worst example to his already rowdy students. Following some magic mushroom induced madness whilst visiting the Anne Frank museum, he pushes his luck even further by suggesting a class trip to Las Vegas. He is forced to settle for Cornwall, but this fails to stop him paragliding through the Eden Project whilst naked from the waist down, rattling the locals, and eventually getting caught up in a militant liberation plot against a Conservative councillor.
I was really just in the mood for a laugh with this one, as I'd actually never watched the series or, to be honest, anything much to do with Jack Whitehall. So it was one I skipped in the theatres, but eventually rolled around to seeing on DVD. Even without having watched any of the show, it still seems clear that it's had an awkward transition to the big screen, struggling to really hold together as a feature length plot as opposed to an hour long episode.
That said, at under an hour and a half, it hardly drags on, and as a series of comedic set pieces and sequences, it more than serves its purpose. It's the sort of thing people, especially fans of the series, are more than ready to sharpen the knives for, but it must surely have the same effect as the show? ***
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