Anyone with Direct tv has probably seen this one floating around the listings. Pitched ironically as a kind of British American Pie, the film “I Want Candy” is somewhat of a bittersweet piece than a full on treat.
The plot of the film is pretty juvenile in so far as it is a sex comedy. It follows the story of a couple of film students trying to find funding for their project. The only problem is that the only man who will back this project will only do so on the condition that they make it into a porno. From there, hilarity ensues as two men poorly suited for the smut industry attempt to make the whole thing work.
There are plenty of genuine laughs, certainly, and this may well prove to be one of the better modern comedies of our time. Unfortunately, where it falls short is the obvious identity crisis this film suffers.
It has all the pacing and sophistication of a British film with all the juvenile potty humor and sex jokes of a Eugene Levy train wreck. It wants to please both the thinking men and the frat fools and it comes off as kind of an awkward excursion into biting off more than you can chew.
It’s not a bad film. It’s just not quite as satisfying as you might think.