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I Want Candy (2007)

R | | Comedy | 23 March 2007 (UK)
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 ... See full summary »

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Stephen Surjik

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're making a movie... And it's gone pear-shaped! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I Want Candy 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

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carmen Electra (Candy Fiveways) never really kissed Tom Burke (John "Baggy" Bagley) seriously, she just gave him a peck. See more »

Quotes

Joe Clarke: Dad Vlad, Vlad Dad.
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Connections

References Predator 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Um Bongo
Written by Andy Blackford
Published by Barn Muisc
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Great light hearted entertainment
24 March 2007 | by maisie99See all my reviews

I went to see this movie without any expectations and not really knowing much about it and I really enjoyed it, I came out feeling thoroughly entertained. And I rarely laugh out loud in the cinema.

I think the reason people have been disappointed is that the advertising has been misleading - pictures of a half-naked Carmen Electra - when there isn't much of this in the movie itself. So if you want a soft porn movie with scantily clad women this isn't for you. But if you want great light hearted entertainment it is.

Admittedly the storyline is not a complex one, but after a long week that's exactly what one needs on a Friday night. I was thankful for being entertained without having to try.

The mixed cast works well. Great performances from two unknown leads supported by established actors such as Eddie Marsan and Mackenzie Crook carry this movie through. Overall, a great British feel-good movie which doesn't take itself too seriously.

Look out for the bathroom scene!


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