Kevin and Perry go large
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Kevin and Perry go large follows our two hormonally challenged lads on their quest to lose their virginity and become the world's top DJ mix masters.
It's the summer holidays and Kevin (Harry Enfield) and Perry (Kathy Burke) know that there is only one place where the DJ reigns supreme and girls will shag anyone - Ibiza. The boys are ready to set out armed with top gear and a suitcase full of condoms. The only problem is, Mr and Mrs Patterson (James Fleet and Louise Rix) are coming too.
On arrival, the boys spy the girls of their dreams - Candice (Laura Fraser) and Gemma (Tabitha Wady) - and superstar DJ Eyeball Paul (Rhys Ifans). It looks like Kevin and Perry may have the best summer ever.
Persons of interest
- Harry Enfield .... Kevin
- Kathy Burke .... Perry
- Rhys Ifans .... Eyeball Paul
- Laura Fraser .... Candice
- James Fleet .... Dad
- Louisa Rix .... Mum
- Tabitha Wady .... Gemma
- Natasha Little .... Anne Boleyn
- Amelia Curtis .... Sharon
- Steve O'Donnell .... Big Baz
- Dave Cummings .... Screenwriter
- Harry Enfield .... Screenwriter
- Ed Bye .... Director
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Special Agent Matti
The Butabi brothers with more ambition and more chance of getting a root.
The USA did their version of nightclub losers with A night at the Roxbury, now the Brits are having their go. Fair suck of the sav because it's always been the other way around (Yanks stealing Brit films and making them in New York). The question is, of course, was it worth it? The answer is, thanks to my brilliant scoring system, yes. Kevin and Perry: 457 - Steve and Doug: 314.
The difference between the two is Kevin and Perry can spin the discs whereas Steve and Doug are busy just trying to spin everything. Talent versus superficiality: sums up the two film industries pretty darned well. There's also the naughtiness factor: Brits can show woodies and floaters where Yanks are still stuck on the toilet. Kevin and Perry go large descends much further into the adolescent male psyche than most teen films of any genre. I share a house with an adolescent and was horrified to see him portrayed on the big screen: lazy, messy, slutty, unmotivated, unappreciative and obnoxious.
Harry and Kathy do an over-the-top but grounded performance of adolescent males despite being well past adolescence and not entirely male. Er... Kathy's not entirely male: she's a chick. But she's still past adolescence. They're painful in their slavery to testosterone and that's what makes it funny to watch. Guys will recognise themselves (although they won't necessarily admit it) and chicks will recognise guys and roll their eyes. Then go read up in Cleo on the 10 ways to make sure they keep their man.
If you like a bit of t-t-t-techno you'll like K-K-K-Kevin and P-P-P-Perry.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Teaser trailer
- Trailer: Theatrical
- The production
- The unfair world of Kevin and Perry
- Ibiza dance class
- Kevin's guide to being a teenager
Security censorship classification
M (Low level coarse language, low level sex scenes)
83 minutes (1:23 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
DVD retail: 24 April 2001