After they inadvertently foil a bank robbery, Kevin (Enfield) and Perry (Burke) are given a family holiday in Ibitha as reward. They are closer than ever to reaching their ultimate goals in life - to become superstar DJ's, and lose the virginity which hands around their necks like an albatross.
The key to one joke comedies is this: how good is the joke? The awkward adolescent schtick which Harry Enfield as Kevin and, especially, Kathy Burke as Perry, perfected for Enfield's TV show was easily good enough to stretch over two series. Surely it can be stretched that bit further, to wrap around the big screen? Well, just about.
Slow to get into top gear and nixed by a wish-fulfillment ending (do Kevin and Perry really deserve to live happily ever after?), the middle section - with the boys havin' it in Ibiza - manages to cram in enough gross-out gags and belly laughs to cover any cracks in the creaky caper. Plot-wise this is pure Disney - dirty Disney, sure, but Disney all the same. Kevin and Perry want to meet girls, be superstar DJs, have it large, get laid. They do. In other words, the universe Kevin And Perry inhabits bears no relation to teenage life. And kids know stuff. DJs don't arrive in limos with a girl on each arm. They do, however, tend to take drugs, something that Rhys Ifans' star DJ - and the whole film - avoids.
It's a shame that the BBFC saw fit to give Kevin And Perry a 15 certificate, because the film would play perfectly well to horny 13 year-olds, while anyone over 15 might miss more sophisticated fare, like American Pie; sappy and sentimental it may have been, but Pie had the requisite romance to sucker more sophisticated teens before hitting them with the knob gag. Enfield obviously doesn't care. He's much more interested in beating the all-time record for knob gags, which he achieves with inches to spare. An effort that has surely got to count for something?
Beneath the seemingly endless stream of base, crude humour (not that there's anything particuklarly wrong with that), this has a surprisingly tame, almost Disney-like ethos.
Reviewed by Colin Kennedy
Saw this again on TV the other day & it truly is awful, utterly awful.
Posted by Stevenski Chan at 16:48, 02 January 2014 | Report This Post
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can't believe people are slating this so much. it's not that bad! the comedy is amazingly funny in parts. some bits are cringe inducingly bad and warrant being cut but when it's on form its great. give it a go if you've actually got a sense of humor unlike the people who have previously reviewed this! ... More
Posted by pg_mcphats at 00:47, 17 May 2007 | Report This Post
good film but not a classic ... More
Posted by casino at 17:02, 21 March 2007 | Report This Post
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not bad awful soundtrack but not bad. there is some extremely gross humor coming from the bits wer people puke on kevin and perry and were perry eats human feces but not as bad as people say it is ... More
Posted by rockerjo at 16:24, 28 January 2007 | Report This Post
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The soundtrack is mindblowingly good though. ... More
Posted by ukedge87 at 18:49, 24 January 2007 | Report This Post
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Crap. And no real justification for its existence. ... More
Posted by BasilFawlty at 11:51, 22 January 2007 | Report This Post
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A horrible pile of crap, toilet humour has never been funny, yet the entire film is one big toilet gag. Kevin and Perry were funny in the tv show, but this was so appalling it's put me off Harry Enfield completely. ... More
Posted by Lazy wolf eyes at 21:51, 21 January 2007 | Report This Post
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Up there as one of the worse films ever made. I was forced by an ex to go and I was surrounded by teenagers who found every nasty, vile second of it hilarious. Would have rather watched Mutiny On The Buses. At least that has an inch of class compared to this steaming pile of tripe. ... More
Posted by wrenster at 20:12, 21 January 2007 | Report This Post
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fucking awful film,rubbish soundtrack too nothing but shitty dance music ... More
Posted by krudler at 19:13, 21 January 2007 | Report This Post
Pretty crap in my opinion. None of Enfield's usual wit and ingenuity appear in this film and there is far too much toilet humour for my liking. ... More
Posted by BobaJango at 22:06, 20 January 2007 | Report This Post