The Festival review - a funny if forgettable film from the creator of The Inbetweeners
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Verdict: a funny summer flick that leaves no lasting impact. This film follows Nick, played by Joe Thomas (Simon, from The Inbetweeners) who, after being dumped by his university girlfriend Caitlin (Hannah Tointon, also from The Inbetweeners) is encouraged to get out of his post-breakup funk by going to a festival with best pal Shane (Hammed Animashaun). Of course, absolutely nothing goes to plan and hilarity ensues. The film begins with a graphic and clumsy sex scene between Nick and Caitlin set to Khia’s heavily explicit song ‘My neck, my back’ that ends with certain bodily fluids ending up on Nick’s graduation gown, I won’t detail exactly which bodily fluids but you get the idea. This marks the opening scene and its fair to say sets the tone for the rest of the film, overly crude but no doubt hilarious. Following Caitlin’s swift breakup with Nick as his mum attempts to take a picture of the ‘happy couple’ and Nick’s meltdown on stage at their graduation, begging for her back only to be rejected in front of the entire graduating class, Nick descends into the classic post-breakup depression. Fast forward a few weeks and Nick’s best friend Shane, played by wonderfully charismatic newcomer Hammed Animashaun, finally encourages him to get out of bed and join him at the festival they had planned to go to before Nick’s brutal dumping. After some persistent convincing, Nick reluctantly agrees and off they go.
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