Tells the stories of keeping a working man's club open, an under achieving bingo worker, a turf war between two ice cream men, a look behind the scenes at the MEN Arena, meet Britain's ... See full summary »
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
[Reading the letter he has just written Ruth in his head]
Like a leaf falling from a tree, I fell for you. Gradual. Then suddenly. My insides melt. Your eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth. Everything leading to now. In the lake, my shattered reflection. The million pieces of heartbrak. Be still, then, passion. She has turned away, like the winter. My hibernating love. As it warms, the clear shafts of sunlight penetrate your moist fanny with my stiff, meaty love-rocket.
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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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