I Want Candy

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"They're making a movie... And it's gone pear-shaped!"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.3  (7,693)

I Want Candy is a British comedy film released in 2007. The movie stars Tom Riley as Joe and Tom Burke as Baggy, two hopeful film students who are given the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their film idea to a famous Hollywood producer. The movie follows their journey as they navigate through various challenges to make their dream come true.

Joe and Baggy are two friends studying film at a university in England. They are passionate about making movies but have been unsuccessful in getting their projects off the ground. The two friends are struggling to find money and support for their latest project, a movie called "Sammy the Salmon". However, their luck changes when they discover that Hollywood film producer, Barry Lancer (Eddie Marsan) is in town looking for new movie ideas.

Joe and Baggy pull all their resources together to make a short film about Sammy the Salmon to impress the famous producer. However, things do not go as smoothly as planned, and they realize that they need a lot more money to make their movie. In desperation, they turn to a porn producer, who agrees to fund their project if they make a porn film for him first.

The porn producer, known as "Candy Fiveways" (Carmen Electra), puts Joe and Baggy to the test, making them go through various challenges to prove their worth. Meanwhile, they also have to keep their activities a secret from their university colleagues, including their girlfriends.

As the deadline to pitch their film idea to the Hollywood producer approaches, the two friends must decide whether or not to compromise their vision for their movie and create something crude and commercial.

The movie is filled with witty dialogues and hilarious situations, and it does an excellent job of satirizing the film industry, particularly the workings of Hollywood studios. The friendship between Joe and Baggy is also a highlight of the movie. Their chemistry and comical timings are impeccable, and they make the story entertaining and engaging.

The soundtrack of the movie is also notable. It features an eclectic mix of music genres, ranging from hip-hop to classical music, and it adds to the overall charm of the movie. Moreover, the movie also features cameo appearances by several recognizable faces, including Eddie Marsan, Mackenzie Crook, and Jimmy Carr.

Overall, I Want Candy is a fun, lighthearted comedy that pokes fun at the film industry while also celebrating the passion and creativity of independent filmmakers. The movie offers a glimpse into the challenges and struggles faced by budding filmmakers, and it does so with humor and heart. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in movies and filmmaking.

I Want Candy is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

I Want Candy
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    1 hr 29 min
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    5.3  (7,693)