MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 95 this week

I Want Candy (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  23 March 2007 (UK)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 6,236 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 30 critic

Joe and Baggy are two misfit English film school students whose first movie goes awry. Desperate to finance their flick, they turn to a porn producer who agrees to give them the money ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 19 Dec 2010
 
a list of 39 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "I Want Candy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I Want Candy (2007)

I Want Candy (2007) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Want Candy.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost
Role Models (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Fired Up! (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer
Accepted (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Director: Steve Pink
Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively
Superbad (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Bad Teacher (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts
The Promotion (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

Director: Steve Conrad
Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Chris Conrad
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Felicity Montagu ...
Val, Joe's Mum
...
Stephen, Joe's Dad
Jimmy Carr ...
...
Carl Prekopp ...
Rasmus Hardiker ...
Colin Michael Carmichael ...
...
...
Carl (as Giles Anderson)
Edit

Storyline

Joe and Baggy are two misfit English film school students whose first movie goes awry. Desperate to finance their flick, they turn to a porn producer who agrees to give them the money needed in exchanges for the guys to cast a semi-retired adult film star named Candy (Carmen Electra). Though Candy agrees to the deal, but Joe and Baggy's efforts to make their own movie morphs into a raunchy show which they use Joe's suburban parents house as their set. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This year's juiciest comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

American Candy  »

Box Office

Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,301 (UK) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

£730,452 (UK) (30 March 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lila: ...all fart, and no follow through, as my gran would say...
See more »

Connections

References Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

We Should Fall In Love
Written by Malin Elino, Gustav Karlöf
Performed by L.O.V.E. featuring Malin Elino
Remix by Ashley Beedle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Nice Little Comedy That Doesn't Try Too Hard
21 March 2007 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I Want Candy is the story of two aspiring film-students who find themselves making a porn film in Leatherhead.

Looking at the poster for the film, I was expecting this to be a dumb British version of the all-too familiar teen comedies that pollute our screens every summer (American Pie, Dude Where's My Car?, Not Another Teen Movie, etc.). How wrong I was. It's not the greatest film ever made, but it doesn't try to be.

Surprisingly, there's no nudity in the film whatsoever and the references to sex and porn are handled with a modicum of taste - again, not what you would expect.

Eddie Marsan (Gangster No.1, Vera Drake, The Illusionist) is excellent, as usual, as the sleazy film producer whilst Mackenzie Crook blesses us with his presence as a lecturer who desperately seeks kudos from the students.

My two criticisms of the film would have to be the typical Hollywood ending (which, like Carmen Electra, didn't really suit the sleepy Leatherhead suburb location) and the poor characterisation of Baggy (one of the two male leads).

I would probably recommend this film to friends - if only for the very funny bathroom scene.


40 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Utter Rubbish allparty
IS IT AS GOOD AS PEOPLE SAY IT IS !!!??? matt-896
Candy Fiveways alex-perez
help: songs about phone sex....... bad_hat_harry42
Just seen the film!! mini_maxuk
I'm in the film! Goldeneagle89
Discuss I Want Candy (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?