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Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)

R | | Comedy, Music | 21 April 2000 (UK)
Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe. In the rare moments when they're not thinking about girls, ... See full summary »

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Kevin / Executioner (as Henry R. Enfield)
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Candice
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Dad
Louisa Rix ...
Mum
Tabitha Wady ...
Gemma
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Anne Boleyn
Anna Shillinglaw ...
Bikini girl (as Anna Shilling Law)
Badi Uzzaman ...
Shopkeeper
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Policeman
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Vicar (as Ken Cranham)
Mark Tonderai ...
Record store boss
Patsy Byrne ...
Old lady
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Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe. In the rare moments when they're not thinking about girls, Kevin dreams of being a singer, and Perry has ambitions toward becoming a dance music DJ. When Kevin and Perry manage to stop a bank robbery, they're given a sizable cash reward, and they decide to go on a holiday in Ibiza, which is supposedly populated with thousands of beautiful women willing to sleep with anyone. However, after the boys pack plenty of sunscreen and condoms, Kevin's parents announce that they're tagging along. Undeterred, Kevin and Perry make the trip and meet superstar DJ Eyeball Paul , who may or may not listen to their demo tape. The boys also encounter Gemma and Candice, two scruffy teenage girls who are nearly as eager as Kevin and Perry to get horizontal. Written by Anonymous

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All They Want To Do Is... Do It!

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,404,517 (United Kingdom), 23 April 2000, Limited Release
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Trivia

In the scene where Kevin signs for his dad's credit card, the address is fictitious and the last part of the post code is 5EX See more »

Goofs

When Kevin and Perry land in Ibiza, they are seen leaving the airport terminal. as they are leaving, a young man in a Rangers FC shirt is seen walking past behind them. When Kevin and Perry notice their dream girls, the camera pans to the girls then back to them, where the same young man in the same Rangers FC shirt is seen walking past again. See more »

Quotes

Perry: Do you think Gemma saw my poo? I wouldn't mind seeing Gemma's poo.
Kevin: Candice and Gemma do not poo.
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Crazy Credits

Harry Enfield is credited twice at the end credits, once as himself (playing Kevin Patterson) and once as Henry R Enfield GCE (playing the executioner). See more »


Soundtracks

Straight To Hell
Written by Joe Strummer (as Strummer), Mick Jones (as Jones), Paul Simonon (as Simmons) and Topper Headon (as Heason)
Published by Nineden Music Publ. Ltd.
Performed by The Clash
Appears courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Kevin and Perry Go Downhill
26 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

In the beginning, Harry Enfield played a character called "Little Brother". Then one day Little Brother grew up, morphed into Kevin the Teenager and was joined by Kathy Burke as his friend Perry. The resulting sketches, screened on Enfield's television program over a number of series, were among the highlights of the show. When Kevin finally got laid the result was hilarious, a long-awaited punchline to a joke years in the telling.

At the peak of his creativity, Enfield frequently killed off characters before they exceeded their natural lifespan (Little Brother himself being a case in point). But recently, that creativity seems to have been drying up, and Kevin and Perry were resurrected, first on TV (Kevin's sexual encounter explained as a dream) and now in this disappointing film.

So what's wrong? Firstly, this film is cruder than the TV series (illustrated by the endless repetition of one particular sight gag that was fresh at its first outing but that does not survive its over-exposure here). Secondly, Enfield has bizarrely decided to make a parody of the clubbing scene, and does so with such clumsiness that he fails to make a mark on a very easy target. With a dance soundtrack playing throughout, he has actually made the sort of film that Kevin and Perry themselves might enjoy. This is not a compliment.

More generally, a lot of the humour of the original sketches comes from the sheer unlikeness of the leads, the way that they somehow exactly capture teenage behaviour in spite of their ill-disguised age and, in Burke's case, sex. The simple shock delivered each time one is re-introduced to the characters leaves one laughing for half of a two minute scene; but for only one percent of a feature film. With nothing in the way of character development, only very many, very good, and very varied jokes could save this movie. There are funny moments; but nowhere near enough.

My advice: stick to the TV re-runs to enjoy Kevin in his natural habitat. Or watch "Norbert Smith - A Life", a TV film and underrated gem from Enfield's past rich with a creativity sadly lacking here.


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