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I Want Candy (2007)

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


Stephen Surjik


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

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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)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

23 March 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Candy See more »


Box Office


£1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,301 (United Kingdom), 23 March 2007, Limited Release
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Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


"I Want Candy" is also the title of a song written and originally recorded by The Strangeloves in 1965, and covered by Melanie C for the film. See more »


Joe Clarke: Dad Vlad, Vlad Dad.
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References Bride & Prejudice (2004) See more »


Hard Workin' Dub
Written and Performed by Oisin Lunny
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Confessions of a dirty movie maker?
23 March 2007 | by RobstonSee all my reviews

For every great film there must, somewhere, also be a turkey. For every Citizen Kane, we also get Little Man. And so it seems is the case for British comedies. Shortly after the fabulous Hot Fuzz, surely the best British comedy since Life of Brian, we get the dreary, predictable and not very funny I Want Candy. The film follows two film students who, desperately trying to make their first great movie, decide to make a porn film with the help of some fellow students. They manage to persuade an American female porn star, who just happens to be visiting the UK at the time, to take the lead in their film, which in turn helps them persuade a dodgy porn producer to finance their project. And that's about as deep as the film goes. Tom Riley and Tom Burke play the two students and are supported by Carmen Electra as the porn queen and Michelle Ryan as the film's production manager (romantic sub-plot). All of them give OK performances despite a script full of bad innuendos, boring sight gags, and wafer thin plot. The film is not supposed to be a cinematic work of art, clearly, but bad writing that has more than a hint of influence from those god awful 'Confessions of...' films of the 1970's makes this a cinematic experience to forget.

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