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Okay, here's how I came to see Kenny yesterday...
I dropped my trusty old car off for a service and walked 5km to the big shopping complex. Having a few hours to kill, I bought a few items, then decided to check out the cinema.
Now, being school holidays, my fear was that everything would be kiddy-related. Sure enough, Garfield 2, Step Up and others were playing. Then I spied a poster for this M rated movie...Kenny? Never heard of it!
So I bought a ticket and one hour, forty five minutes later, emerged with a grin. Why so?
Kenny, the central character is just so damn likable. Most Aussies will identify with Kenny, and many of the supporting cast. They come across as regular people, with common problems. Namely, rude clients, difficult colleagues, family estrangement, medical issues, career choices and the fact that love is blind. Or should that be flushed?
Having no preconceived idea of this film (I didn't even know its country of origin) I first thought it was a true documentary. At several points throughout, it's clear that it is in fact, a mockumentary, albeit one that's realised with a fine balance of the mundane, dramatic and romantic.
So I'd recommend this film for lovers of blue-collar heroes, battlers and those who appreciate the mockumentary genre. Kids under 16 may lose patience with this film, and note there are a few expletives peppered throughout -- not in any way excessive, and used in reasonable context.
Watch the credits, as there's some post-script footage and a voice-over.