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I Want Candy is a 2007 British sex comedy film directed by Stephen Surjik.

I Want Candy
I Want Candy (film).png
British theatrical release poster
Directed byStephen Surjik
Produced byBarnaby Thompson
Piers Thompson
Written byPete Hewitt
Phil Hughes
Jamie Minoprio
Jonathan Stern
Fred Wolf
StarringTom Riley
Tom Burke
Carmen Electra
Music byMelanie C
Art Brut
CinematographyCrighton Bone
Edited byAlex Mackie
Distributed byBuena Vista International
Release date
  • 23 March 2007 (2007-03-23)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$1.5 million
Box office$2.4 million[1]


A group of film students at Leatherhead University in search of funding for their feature film The Love Storm end up having to rewrite and make it into a pornographic film. This leads the boys head first into a world of erotica that they did not even know existed and into the life of actress Candy Fiveways (Carmen Electra).


Background and reviewsEdit

It was shot on a low budget in west London, but was picked up by Buena Vista International for wide national release.

"I Want Candy" is also the title of a song written and originally recorded by The Strangeloves in 1965, and covered by Melanie C for the film.

The film received mixed reviews, but praise from Channel 4,[2] Time Out[3] and Empire Magazine.[4]

Box office performanceEdit

The film entered the UK top 10 at number seven,[5] and moved to No.11 the following week.[6]


Scenes in the fictional Leatherhead University were filmed on the campus of Brooklands College in Weybridge, Surrey.[citation needed]

DVD releaseEdit

I Want Candy was released as a DVD on 20 August 2007. It was rated 15. The special feature it included on the DVD were deleted scenes, bloopers, and 'The Making Of...'. It also included scenes which were from the official website like "Joe and Baggy's 10 tips to making a film" and "What's your porn star name?."


  1. ^ "I Want Candy (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. ^ I Want Candy Movie Review (2007) from Channel 4 Film
  3. ^ I Want Candy movie review – Time Out London
  4. ^ Empire – Review of I Want Candy
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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