I Want Candy (film)

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I Want Candy
I want candy.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Stephen Surjik
Produced by Barnaby Thompson
Piers Thompson
Written by Pete Hewitt
Phil Hughes
Jamie Minoprio
Jonathan Stern
Fred Wolf
Starring Tom Riley
Tom Burke
Carmen Electra
Music by Melanie C
Art Brut
Cinematography Crighton Bone
Edited by Alex Mackie
Distributed by Buena Vista International
Release date
  • 23 March 2007 (2007-03-23)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $1,500,000
Box office $2,415,513[1]

I Want Candy is a 2007 British comedy film from Ealing Studios.


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 porno. This leads the boys head first into a world of erotica that they didn't even know existed and into the life of actress Candy Fiveways (Carmen Electra).


Background and reviews[edit]

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 performance[edit]

The movie entered the UK Top 10 at No. 7,[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 release[edit]

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?."


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