I Want Candy (2007)




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Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra and Michelle Ryan co-star in British director Stephen Surjik's smutty sex comedy I Want Candy. The picture concerns two film students Baggy (Burke) and Joe (Riley), enrolled at a university in Leatherhead, England. The pair just recently completed a script that they plan to shoot for their graduation thesis, and want to use it to break into the British movie industry. Alas, their professor informs them of a two-minute imposition on the length of the thesis film. Discouraged, Joe and Baggy head off on a trip to London, where they attempt to solicit the interest of producers in the script - but they only succeed in catching the eye of a porn mogul, Doug Perry (Eddie Marsam) who agrees to finance the project if and only if they will turn it into a porno feature and talk ingénue Candy Fiveways (Electra) into starring. Undaunted, the boys set off to locate Candy and convince her to perform in their movie.
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Tom Burke
as Baggy
Carmen Electra
as Candy Fiveways
John Standing
as Michael
Jimmy Carr
as Video Store Clerk
Martin Savage
as Priest
Nick Nevern
as Angry Mourner
Miranda Hart
as Working Title Receptionist
Molly Hallam
as Smashing Films Receptionist
Rhys Swinburn
as Graham
David Armand
as Clive Purves
Tom Meeten
as Sergeant Major
Irene Alano
as Mai Ling
Richard Glover
as Professor
Kristian Kiehling
as German Guy
Shelley Longworth
as Awards MC
Simon Woods
as Film Actor
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Critic Reviews for I Want Candy

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Ropey bit-part actors - this cheerful exploitation of The Full Monty formula still entertains.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Billed as 'The British American Pie', a label applied apparently without irony.

Full Review… | November 2, 2012

A crude, leering, poorly timed farce.

Full Review… | March 30, 2007
Observer (UK)

Enjoyably silly, occasionally hilarious British sex comedy that succeeds thanks to lively comic performances and an exuberant nature that just about compensates for its flaws.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007

If you fancy being depressed this weekend, why not pop along to this film about two British blokes making porn?

Full Review… | March 23, 2007

A warm-hearted, smutty comedy that, if predictable, has a likeable cast and plenty of zip.

Full Review… | March 22, 2007
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for I Want Candy

A pretty good English attempt at a teen comedy. Quite similar to The girl next door, Weird Science in idea. Low budget but with a pretty strong cast, it has it share of funny moments. The award ceremony part was filmed across the road from where I live!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Fine sexy UK comedy of two would-be filmmakers making a porn film with a famous porn actress. So hilarious since Barely Legal. GOD, Cameron Electra looks more sexy in the scenes - WHOOO! And I was surprised by seeing British actress Michelle Ryan (New Bionic Woman TV series) appeared in this movie at the first time I ever saw.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Was hoping for more but this was a watchable, well rounded comedy with some great lines.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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