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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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Carol Harvey ...
Chip Shop Woman
Helen Latham ...
Chip Shop Girl
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Tolly
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Kate Robbins ...
Joan
Nicholas Tennant ...
Phil (as Nicolas Tennant)
Angela Simpson ...
Vicky
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Ruth
Ceris Jones ...
Poppy's Brother
Joy Aldridge ...
Massage Shop Woman
Laurence Inman ...
Porn Shop Bloke
Alfie Hunter ...
Matthew
Craig May ...
Ruth's Boyfriend
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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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20 February 2004 (UK)  »

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Сексуальная жизнь картофельных парней  »

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£1,800,000 (estimated)

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£353,726 (United Kingdom), 22 February 2004, Limited Release
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In the opening scene when Johnny Vegas is driving the van and taunting the driving instructor, in actual fact Johnny Vegas did not hold a full UK licence at the time. See more »

Quotes

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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Orgasm Addict
Written by Pete Shelley (as Shelley) and Howard Devoto (as Devoto)
Performed by The Buzzcocks
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Gobsmacked....
18 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Ever watched something so awful you just have to keep watching to be sure it really is as bad as it looks? This is one of those films. It was slammed by the critics on it's release, not least for the way it was funded. I caught it on TV last night and gave in to curiosity.

In the event, it is what it says on the box, no more nor less: low level humour, crudity, very much in the 'Carry On...' vein but with 'adult' language. Indeed, it harks back to the 60s/70s UK porn industry, cheating punters by promising real sex and not delivering (spot the nipple?) That whole tawdry era is lovingly recreated here but with modern cinematography.

It has the benefit of Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more) and also Johnny Vegas. The chip shop girl is genuinely sexy. Beyond these unexpected positives, it does leave me wondering what happened to England. Junk food, low paid work, council estates, desperate lives. As a bonus, there are some nice shots of leafy Birmingham. Foreigners might find it informative about British attitudes and aspirations. Overall, though, I still feel disbelief that I sat through it.


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