Every Home Should Have One

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"Think Dirty ... No Inhibition Think Dirty ... No Frustration Think Dirty ... You're Better Off!"
  • R
  • 1970
  • 93 hr
  • 5.0  (524)

Every Home Should Have One is a British comedy film released in 1970, directed by Jim Clark and starring Marty Feldman, Judy Cornwell, and Garry Miller. The film explores the hidden implications behind the television industry and its impact on society. The title itself is a play on the saying 'Every boy should have a dog,' implying that in the new age of technology, television sets should be a necessary commodity in every home.

The movie follows the life of Teddy Brown, a bumbling advertising executive who is tasked with creating a new advertising campaign for the latest TV set. Due to Teddy's incompetence and poor track record, his boss and the advertising company’s clients have little faith in him.

As fate would have it, Teddy has a chance encounter with a famous French sex symbol, Aimi MacDonald, and promptly falls in love with her. In a desperate attempt to win her heart, he decides to use her in the advertising campaign as a way of shedding his lowly image and elevating his status. However, he soon realizes that turning Aimi into a household name has far greater consequences than he anticipated.

Teddy quickly becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of chaos as he tries to balance his work, his new-found celebrity status, and his love life while also trying to keep his marriage intact. Along the way, he encounters a host of eccentric characters, including a militant feminist group, a misguided psychiatrist, and a group of overzealous thrashers who cause havoc at a local television store.

The film is a light-hearted satire of the television industry and consumer culture. It explores the ways in which television can shape our beliefs and values, and how advertisers manipulate these beliefs to sell products. It is a commentary on the influence of the media in our lives and how it can be used to control us, as well as a reflection on the shallow and fickle nature of celebrity culture.

Marty Feldman's performance as Teddy Brown is unforgettable, providing impeccable timing and deadpan humour throughout the movie. The supporting cast also delivers solid performances, adding to the comedic and satirical tone of the film. The script is witty and sharp, with several memorable one-liners and comedic set-pieces.

The film also possesses an undeniably quaint and charming aesthetic, showcasing 1970s London at its most vibrant and colourful. The fashions and architecture of the era make for an enjoyable viewing experience, transporting the audience to a time that is both nostalgic and entertaining.

Overall, Every Home Should Have One is a classic British comedy film that explores the impact of advertising and media in everyday life. Its witty script, memorable characters, and charming aesthetic make it a must-see for fans of the genre, as well as anyone interested in the societal implications of the media.

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    5.0  (524)