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I Want Candy (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  23 March 2007 (UK)
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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

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They're making a movie... And it's gone pear-shaped! See more »

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

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£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,301 (UK) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

£730,452 (UK) (30 March 2007)
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Dad: ...the entertainment industry is an impossible road, full of obstacles... now we admire your ambition Joe, ambition is everything... you've got to follow your dream... that way when you fail, you can always say, well at least you tried...
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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.


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