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Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004)

Follows the sexual antics of a group of potato delivery men in Birmingham.



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Mackenzie Crook and Johnny Vegas star as the bird-chasing, self-proclaimed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" of Birmingham in this £3 million brit-com about two lowlifes with active fantasy sex lives who deliver potatoes to various restaurants and grocers. Written by James Mackenzie

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The search for the lowest form of life on the planet is over.



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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Сексуальная жизнь картофельных парней  »

Box Office


£1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£353,726 (UK) (20 February 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Dave: [Sees Ferris trying to do crazy paving] What happened here?
Ferris: It's crazy paving.
Dave: This isn't crazy paving Ferris, this is just shit.
Ferris: I was trying to... you know?
Dave: You've got no artistic vision here, have you? It's just a random fucking big mess.
Ferris: It's crazy paving, you just bung slabs down.
Dave: No, I think you're focusing too much on the crazy aspect, and not enough on the paving side of it.
Ferris: Have you come round here just to have a go at my crazy paving?
Dave: No, but...
Ferris: What then?
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A Comic Homage to the West Midlands
16 November 2006 | by (London , England) – See all my reviews

I've watched Sex Lives of the Potato Men about 3 times. I have a great friend in the West Midlands, that I actually bought it for. My friend is from the area that this film is made, and he loved the film. I actually challenged him, on whether lads from the West Midlands were actually like that, as it played to my friend's lewd, crude and rude humour off to a tee.

Even the music was supplied by bands from the Midlands. Its almost like a back-handed compliment to that much loved, yet not well publicised region of England, where humour, generosity and gritty reality emanates from.

The film is unashamedly aimed at the younger generation and those approaching middle age. Exploring how some men, avoid or cannot deal with concepts, such as responsibility, emotion and commitment.There are of course plenty of laughs, ably assisted by crude scenarios dreamed up from some singles contact magazine or some lurid story from a "bloke who had a mate and his mate told him"...variety.One particular classic moment was,a Mother-in-law's mum meeting one of our heroes in a front room...that was stomach churning funny!!! As for the film, it was ably directed, great location, good soundtrack, well acted by natural comedians and well worth a view if you want some easy laughs and uncomfortable grins. The film however missed the opportunity to be considered a "classic" or "timeless". That accolade,with time will belong to films like Shaun of the Dead.

The remarkable point is, how the hell did this film get Lottery Funding? Thats the funniest concept!!!

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