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I Want Candy (2007)

R | | Comedy | 23 March 2007 (UK)
Two film students with no experience nor money want to make a film. They can only get financing for a porn film with porn star Candy.

Director:

Stephen Surjik

Writers:

Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt), Phil Hughes | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Riley ... Joe Clarke
Tom Burke ... John 'Baggy' Bagley
Carmen Electra ... Candy Fiveways
Eddie Marsan ... Doug Perry
Michelle Ryan ... Lila Owens
Mackenzie Crook ... Dulberg
Felicity Montagu ... Val, Joe's Mum
Philip Jackson ... Stephen, Joe's Dad
Jimmy Carr ... Video Store Guy
John Standing ... Michael de Vere
Carl Prekopp Carl Prekopp ... Vlad
Rasmus Hardiker ... Christi
Colin Michael Carmichael ... Gabi
Stephanie Blacker ... Tiffany Thomas
Giles Alderson ... Carl (as Giles Anderson)
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Storyline

Joe Clarke (Tom Riley) and John "Baggy" Bagley (Tom Burke) 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 exchange for the guys to cast a semi-retired adult movie star named Candy Fiveways (Carmen Electra). Candy agrees to the deal, but Joe and Baggy's efforts to make their own movie morphs into a raunchy show for which they use Joe's suburban parents house as their set. Written by matt-282

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This was shot on a low budget in west London, but was picked up by Buena Vista International for wide national release. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Gingerdead Man (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want Candy
Written by Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein (as Gerry Goldstein),
Richard Gottehrer
Performed by Melanie C (as Melanie C)
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Terrible
5 September 2007 | by seawalkerSee all my reviews

"I Want Candy" is a classic British comedy. A breath of fresh air. It is well written with great performances (Carmen Electra especially is a revelation as porn goddess Candy Fiveways and shows just what a great actress she is) and great production values. Stephen Surjik's film is a welcome addition to the pantheon of comedies dealing with the war between the sexes. Along the way the script makes several incisive points about the infiltration of pornography in modern life during the 21st century, and asks probing questions such as, who exactly is exploiting who? "I Want Candy" is a classic. It's a triumph!

Are you kidding us?

Yes, I am.

"I Want Candy" is terrible.

There is one great piece of gross slapstick involving a male actor who gets a bit... er... carried away, but other than that I don't think I laughed once. I like a good sex comedy as much as the next guy, but this is not a good sex comedy. It is terrible. Awful, awful, awful. Shame on Ealing Studios being associated with such nonsense.

On the bright side, Michelle Ryan does look very nice.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,415,513
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Technical Specs

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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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