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Original, achingly funny comedy - thank God! How refreshing., 20 September 2006
8/10

A superb comedy! How refreshing to see a movie that's original (at last, not a remake), inventive on every level and one that builds on the subtleties of cinematic humour - particularly when it comes to dealing with the delicate subject of sex toys. There were many moments of side-splitting hilarity that, because they're delivered with such comedic tenacity, leave you wanting more.

If you want to steal yourself away from the bad news now riddling the world, this is a must see! The writer hits the nail on the head. The fact that it's his first movie and was independently made on a tight budget can only give us faith. Again, how refreshing for the British movie industry. Inspiring stuff!

The acting throws up some wonderful performances - from the new faces to a collection of cameo appearances. Of the cameos, I don't spoil it by saying Germaine Greer, Tom Conti, Stefanie Powers and Sir Richard Branson inject a superb originality into proceedings that makes you sit up and wonder if you're actually watching a real-life documentary. Branson's role is particularly convincing. Of the new faces, my particular favourites were Sharon Gavin as the girlfriend of the Chelsea FC fanatic and the foppish Julian Rhind-Tutt as Rupert. Watch this space - they're going places. Every performance delivers though and the fact that you are watching a truly eclectic cast makes the experience yet more memorable.

Thank you for making me laugh. I look forward to the next. Some of the jokes still bring a smile to my face and it's been a week since the screening!