‘The Inbetweeners Movie’: 10 Things to Know Before Watching the Film (GALLERY)

By: Gabrielle Chung / September 8, 2012

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One of Britain’s funniest sitcom’s is finally hitting stateside — and heading to the silver screen.

The Inbetweeners Movie, the film based off of the series of the same name, first debuted in the UK in August 2011 and has since grossed to over $71 million. Starring Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and James Buckley, the movie acts as a finale for the hit Channel 4 series.

The Inbetweeners, which ended in 2010, raked in one British Academy Television Award, two British Comedy Awards and two BAFTAs nominations during its run. In fact, its success in Britain resulted in MTV creating an Americanized version of the series, which premiered this fall on MTV.

So what do you need to know about this British export?

For one, critics have been raving about the raunchy comedic movie.

The Inbetweeners is like a wet dream in the middle of biology class: an absolute nightmare of hilarious, cringe-worthy proportions,” writes Jordan Zakarin of The Hollywood Reporter.

“If you’re looking for an American comparison, start off thinking of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s late 90’s cult hit, Freaks and Geeks.”

Still interested in the flick? Launch the gallery — above — to see what you need to know about the series before heading to the cinema this weekend.

The Inbetweeners Movie hits theaters Sept. 7.