I Want Candy (film)

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

I Want Candy
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UK theatrical release poster
Directed byStephen Surjik
Written byPete Hewitt
Phil Hughes
Jamie Minoprio
Jonathan Stern
Fred Wolf
Produced byBarnaby Thompson
Piers Thompson
CinematographyCrighton Bone
Edited byAlex Mackie
Music byMelanie C
Art Brut
Distributed byBuena Vista International
Release date
  • 23 March 2007 (2007-03-23) (United Kingdom)
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).




It was shot on a low budget in West London in June and July 2006 and 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.


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


Critical responseEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 56% based on reviews from 9 critics.[2]

Channel 4, gave it a positive review.[3] Empire Magazine called it "A warm-hearted, smutty comedy that, if predictable, has a likeable cast and plenty of zip.".[4]Time Out wrote: "despite the usual failings of a cash-strapped British film – unconvincing subplots, continuity errors, ropey bit-part actors – this cheerful exploitation of ‘The Full Monty’ formula still entertains."[5]

Box officeEdit

The film entered the UK top 10 at number seven,[6] and moved to No.11 the following week.[7]

Home mediaEdit

I Want Candy was released on DVD on 20 August 2007. It was rated 15. The special features 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 (2007)". Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  3. ^ I Want Candy Movie Review (2007) from Channel 4 Film
  4. ^ "I Want Candy". Empire. 23 February 2007.
  5. ^ I Want Candy movie review – Time Out London
  6. ^ "UK Film Box Office Mar 23-Mar 25, 2007". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2007.
  7. ^ "UK Film Box Office Mar 30-Apr 01, 2007". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2007.

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