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I Want Candy (2007)

R | | Comedy | 23 March 2007 (UK)
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 »

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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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Comedy

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

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23 March 2007 (UK)  »

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American Candy  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,301 (UK) (23 March 2007)
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It was shot on a low budget in west London, but was picked up by Buena Vista International for wide national release. See more »

Quotes

Doug: The sharpest sword cuts silk, not stone. The warrior must live like he's already dead.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya
Written by Alex Rizzo, Elliot Ireland
Performed by Skeewill
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Gentle British comedy that hits the spot
2 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I Want Candy is all about two young film makers, Joe and Baggy, who are striving to get their moving making career off the ground. However they soon find out that its more difficult getting into the trade than expected and hence chance their arms at the adult film industry. The two personalities of the characters are completely different - one confident and good at talking himself out of situations, the other naturally more reserved who comes out of his shell as the film progresses. Both though are played with amiable gusto by the two actors and there is plenty more people you'd recognise - Mackenzie Crook stars as a lecturer desperately trying to fit in, Felicity Montagu and Phillip Jackson enjoy their roles as Joe's staid parents and Jimmy Carr has some nice lines as the local video shop cashier - oh, and of course Carmen Electra. Though not laugh out loud funny, the comedy gently bubbles along and there's lots of good lines to be had which make you chuckle to yourself. Also, for a supposed 'sex comedy' the scenes are performed tastefully and there's probably only one scene that would have made it into an American pie-esquire film, involving an unlucky cameraman. Yes, the film has stereotypes, from the Eastern European sound guys to the gangster bosses and the first 20 minutes seem slightly slow, but there's lots to like about this film. The actors gel nicely with each other, the laughs from the different situations are plentiful and its a genuinely good British comedy that keeps you entertained.


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