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KEVIN AND PERRY GO LARGE

SYNOPSIS:
Teenage friends Kevin (Harry Enfield) and Perry (Kathy Burke) simply canít get laid, so they spend their time laying down mixes of their favourite dance music. They are sure that fame, fortune and loss of virginity await them in their destiny as famous DJs. When a physical response to raging hormones serendipitously wins them a trip to Ibiza it seems their dreams may be realised. Only snag is that Kevinís parents (James Fleet and Louisa Rix) are going along with them. But when the boys make themselves known to ace DJ Eye Ball Paul (Rhys Ifans) they feel set to impress two very available dance groupies Ė Candice (Laura Fraser) and Gemma (Tabitha Wady).

"The ingredients: Essence of TV skit; adults playing adolescents with I.Q.s below their ages; unconscionable overuse of the term "shag" without an Austin Powers license; virginal nincompoops characterised by raging hormones and less sex appeal than the average warthog; graphic acne popping; and electronic dance music as sexual salvation. Blend together in a bowl of toilet humour and garnish with half-baked erection jokes on a bed of mashed nonsense. Yep, itís a recipe for disaster. And itís served up here in generous helpings that are bound to have audiences heaving in the aisles. Molly Shannon is a Superstar in comparison with the efforts of Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke to generate comic effect by prancing about as juvenile freaks. Enfield appears to be wearing a toupee of diced carrot, while Burke looks like an androgynous walking turnip. Youíd think it would be funny, but it simply makes Dumb and Dumber seem like the Life and Times of Thomas Alva Edison. Admittedly, the un-dynamic duoís dream of sex and success via their emergence as Ibizan DJ heroes is plausible Ė given that egregious lack of talent is likely to be an advantage. They do, however, have one hardened ability. The filmís biggest and longest joke is the double entendre of its title. There are more stiff members here than in the British House of Lords. If an epiphany of erections tickles your sense of the lewdicrous than you may enjoy this twaddle after all. Otherwise, youíll probably agree that more than just an appalling affront to the concept of cinema, this film might well be the least entertaining means of destroying brain cells known to man."
Brad Green

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TRAILER

KEVIN AND PERRY GO LARGE (M)
(US)

CAST: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Rhys Ifans, Laura Fraser

DIRECTOR: Ed Bye

PRODUCER: Peter Bennet-Jones, Harry Enfield, Jolyon Symonds

SCRIPT: Dave Cummings, Harry Enfield

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Alan Almond

EDITOR: Mark Wybourn

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Tom Brown

RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: November 23, 2000

VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow Home Ent

VIDEO RELEASE: April 24, 2001







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