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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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This year's juiciest comedy See more »

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

Doug: ... if you're looking for Angeline, she's next door.. oh, but I should warn ya, she usta be a bloke...
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Connections

References Bride & Prejudice (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya
Written by Alessandro Rizzo (as Alex Rizzo) and Elliot Ireland
Performed by Skeewill
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A Nice Little Comedy That Doesn't Try Too Hard
21 March 2007 | by bigjohnny7See 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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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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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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