This is the summer holiday movie to celebrate! All we wanna do it!
Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke takes on the characters of Kevin and Perry away from England to hit - Ibiza, yes, Ibiza.
Kevin and Perry are best mates, and have dreams of becoming top DJs, to win their dreams the one place they can go this summer is Ibiza, where all the DJs go and where all the girls go - Kevin and Perry are also on a quest to loose their virginity. Kevin's parents won't let them go to Ibiza alone, so the parents decide to come to! During the arrival in Ibiza, Kevin and Perry spot the girls of their dreams - Candice and Gemma. But then before going over to the hired car, Perry spots the boys' idol Superstar, DJ Eyeball Paul who seems very interested in the Kevin and Perry DJ mixes. Now the British boys have hit the country of Ibiza, but where do they go first the beach - where the girls are? Later, hit the club and finally get to do it? and make their dreams come true?
Kevin : Harry Enfield
Perry : Kathy Burke
Eyeball Paul : Rhys Ifans
Candice : Laura Fraser
Gemma : Tabitha Wady
Dad : James Fleet
mum : Lousia Rix
director : Ed Bye
release date : summer 2000
runtime : 1 hr and 30 minutes (approx)
certificate : 15
I love this film I think it is so funny that you will be crying with laughter and have a very bad stitch buy the end of the film! This film is very rude so it's not a film for anyone under the age of 15. This a something to have a giggle with your mates both male and female, and you could be quoting the film by tomorrow like 'That is so unfair!' or 'I am not your slave!'
Kevin and Perry go large is a spin off from the Harry Enfield and chums sketch show that was around in the late 1990's. It stars the very funny Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke as teenagers Kevin and Perry.
Kevin and Perry are you're typical teenagers. The are lazy, rude and only have one thing on their minds. Kevin lives with his parents Mr and Mrs Patterson and hates them. He will do anything to get away from them and be with his friends. Perry is his close friend and they spend a lot of time together, mostly causing problems or getting in trouble.
The film is about their holiday in Ibiza. Mr and Mrs Patterson are going on holiday to get away from everything, whilst Kevin and Perry think that they will find girls aboard and will be able to lose their virginity.
Shortly after arriving, the boys do meet some girls who they are besotted with from the minute they see them. Sadly for the boys, the girls are not interested and just want to go clubbing.
Through a series of events the boys end up playing their music to popular DJ Eyeball Paul (named this because he takes in vodka through his eye ball). He promises the boys he play their music at the club that night, but he is 'the baddy' of the film and has other ideas.
I don't want to spoil the end if you haven't seen it, so I'll stop there.
This is a very funny film, but be warned it, it is very silly humour, not at sophisticated. If you like clever humour, do not watch this film, you will only be disappointed. The jokes are all quite visual and often tacky.
I loved this film and have watched it quite a few times. It's funny and effortless to watch and enjoy. Harry Enfield is great as Kevin but I do feel he is outshone slightly by Kathy Burkes fantastically and worryingly convincing acting as Perry. Anyone who watched the Harry Enfield and Chums series and liked the sketches with Kevin and Perry will love this film!
Kevin and Perry Go Large is a 2000 comedy based on the sketch Kevin the Teenager in Harry Enfield and Chums. Directed by Ed Bye and written by Enfield himself it starred many of the same people and characters as in the sketch.
Kevin (Harry Enfield) and Perry (Kathy Burke) are normal teenage boys, hormonally challenged idiots who only think about girls, booze, parting and sex. Not to mention losers.
It's the summer holidays and Kevin decides that it is time that they lose their viginities and as such where is the best place that they can do this? Why Ibiza of course. Full of sun, sea, partying, sex and girls. Not only that they can live their dream of playing their hit record 'Big Girl' in all the top clubs, making their names as top DJs and with a suitcase packed full of DJ gear and condoms they head for Ibiza, unfortunatley with Kevin's annoying parents (James Fleet and Louisa Rix) tailing behind them.
On arrival they spot the girls of their dreams - Candice and Gemma - as well as their idol World wide top DJ Eyeball Paul (Rhys Ifans). Will this be their best summer ever? Will Big Girl play at Amnesia (one of the biggest clubs in all of Ibiza)? Will they finally DO IT?
I was interested in how a 7 minute sketch could translate into a feature length film. Would it be boring? All the same jokes? Overused and over rated?
I was suprised actually that it wasn't. If you like the sort of humour that generates from toilet jokes and your mum jokes then this film is great for you. If you're scrathing your head at Catherine Tate and Little Britain I suggest something else.
I however love the humour. It's like a classic teenage playground conversation yet more exaggerated and more in your face. 'I am Not Your Salve!' catchphrase I can remember caught on at our school when this first came out and I know some who still say it now!
By no strecth of the imagination is this an oscar winning persormance or a condtender for a Gloden Globe but the leads Enfield and Burke play their parts so well that it's hard to not see them as teenagers. In fact the only strange thing is just how well Burke plays a teenage boy! Everything from the mannerism to the facial expressions is spot on and I don't think that any one else could have played Perry better!
The supporting cast is all unknown to me and none of them stand out from the leads Kevin and Perry which in films like this is how it should be.
Anyone who loves slapstick humour and toilet jokes will love this!
Length: 82 mins
Kevin and Perry Go Large follows two hormonally challenged young teenagers on their quest to lose their virginity and to become the world's top DJ mix masters.
Its the summer holidays and Kevin (Harry Enfield) and Perry (Kathy Burke) know there is only one place where the DJ regions supreme and girls that are gagging for it - IBIZA! Armed with a suitcase full of condoms the boys head for the promised land of sun, sea and sex.
On arrival the boys spy the girls of their dreams. - Candice and Gemma. As well as their idol- superstar Eye Ball Paul (Rhys Ifans). It turns out to be their best summer ever; the boys made a track called "Big Girl" and were played in the club Famous at last.
The film contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references so for this reason it is not suitable for under 15's. Film is in English, last for approximately 80 mins and also has English subtitles available if required. Kevin and Perry go large dvd, tour a virtual Ibiza for a rinsin' selection of special features: Audio Commentry by Harry Enfield, Ed Bye and David Cummings. Kevin's Interactive Large Quiz. Teaser Trailer, Theatrical, TV Spots and "Big Girl" Music video, Ibiza Dance masterclass, special effects reel - the secrets of the floater, zit gun and more. Meet the cast and crew, web link, interactive menus. Scene access.
Cast: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Rhys Ifans
Was quoted: "Pimply wonderful" -Mariella Frostrup, News of the world. "Full of gleefully gross gags..... Hilarious" -Uncut. "Lung bursting hilarity. A giggle -Loaded. "Wicked. Cool. Largin' it. -Daily star.
You can busy this dvd online from the Asda website for £2.98 free dilivery great value for money.
I've always loved this film, not so much for the comedy which is good but a bit crude for my tastes but for the fabulous soundtrack which came with this film. I've been a fan of Ibiza, balaeric beats and house music since it really hit the clubs in the early to nid nineties, I still love the music and this film will always bring back memories of manumission, cafe del mar, and the white beaches of Ibiza in the years of my youth.
Kevin and Perry are two adolescent, nasty, smelly, unpleasant teenagers, they have two ambitions being the best dj mastermixer ever and to get laid. They are convinced that going to Ibiza will give them the opportunity to do both at the same time. They hatch a plan to go, they succeed but with a caveat that Kevins parents come with them.
"Its so like, not fair" but they accept that the only way to get there is to accept the need to travel with these old fuddies.
The film is about that awkward age of between 14 and 17, where girls are strange wonderful and totally unaccessible creatures, so life is filled by music, fashion and occassionally school. Written by Harry Enfield who plays Kevin, and the wonderful Kathy Burke who plays a disturbingly accurate teenage boy. Perry is obnoxious teenager to anyone but Kevins parents who he's the soul of discretion and good behaviour, Kevin however is totally disrespectful to his mum and dad.
So Kevin and Perry get to Ibiza, they are determined to get their mix "All I want to do, is do it" listened to by the top dj eye-ball Paul who mixes at Manumission, and they are also hopeful for getting a bit of action with the girls. Kevins parents Mr and Mrs Patterson are just using the holiday to get in some serious over forties action, much to Perry's delight when he see the pair at it one late night.
So they try to get into the clubs but are deemed to ugly (by the bouncer Paul Whitehouse), so manage to meet Eye-ball Paul (Rhys Ifans) whose an extremely unpleasant character determined to use the two young boys as free work on his apartment, however, he does agree to listen to the boys mixes.
They do meet a couple of skanky girls of their dreams called Candice and Gemma who are dirty, slutty and are Kevin and Perry in reverse. Candice is played by Laura Fraser who in no way be described as ordinary looking and has gone on to star in BBC period drama's. Gemma is played by Tabitha Wady. They play Kevin and Perry along because they can get into the nightclub, then the film comes to its conclusion when Perry lets Kevin down and Kevin returns to the warm embrace of his parents.
A bit of a spoliler about the ending coming up!!!
However, everything comes around and the pair achieve what they set out to do and get a set as DJ's at the nightclub and get the girls.
However, coming back to the music its a perfect illustration of the music playing in Ibiza in the mid to late nineties, the music is mixed by such famous DJ's as judge jules, fat boy, underworld, perfecto, oakenfold etc. The music is perfect for the film and the time of seamless beats, fluid movements and the combination of clubbing, sand, sea, sun and s*x, all of which are Ibiza at that time. The music is played through out the film, my favourite is the seamless music when Kevin is walking through the streets (in the UK) wearing his coat inside out mixed by Fatboy.
Here's a list of the tracks as taken from wikipedia -
Y:Traxx - "Mystery Land (Sickboys Courtyard Remix)"
The Precocious Brats feat. Kevin & Perry - "Big Girl (All I Wanna Do Is Do It!)"
Fatboy Slim - "Love Island (4/4 Mix)"
The Wiseguys - "Oh La La"
Underworld - "King Of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)"
CRW - "I Feel Love (R.A.F. Zone Mix)"
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra feat. Jamiroquai - "I'm In The Mood For Love"
Fragma - "Toca Me"
Fragma - "Toca Me (In Petto Mix)"
Ayla - "Ayla (DJ Taucher Remix)"
Sunburst - "Eyeball (Eyeball Paul's Theme)"
Yomanda - "Sunshine"
Oasis - "Wonderwall" (excerpts performed by Mr. & Mrs. Patterson)
Mauro Picotto - "Lizard (Claxxix Mix)"
Gladys Knight - "The Look Of Love"
Skip Raiders feat. Jada - "Another Day (Perfecto Dub Mix)"
Samuel Barber - "Barber's 'Adagio For Strings'"
Hybrid feat. Chrissie Hynde - "Kid 2000"
The Precocious Brats feat. Kevin & Perry - "Big Girl (All I Wanna Do Is Do It!) (Yomanda Remix)"
Phil Pope & Los Lidos - "Mi Amour"
Roger Sanchez - "The Partee"
The Clash - "Straight To Hell"
Lange feat. The Morrighan - "Follow Me"
Tosca - "F*ck Dubs Parts 1&2"
Groove Armada - "Chicago"
The Birthday Party - "Release The Bats"
Ver Vlads - "Crazy Ivan"
Drew Milligan & Stewart Resiyn - "Elixir"
Nick Bardon & Steve Warr - "Insanity"
Dominic Glynn & Martin Smith - "Onslaught"
Laurie Johnson - "Galliard"
Mike Hankinson - "Death & The Maiden"
Nightmares On Wax - "Sweet Harry" / "Emotion"
Nightmares On Wax - "Ethnic Majority"
Southside Spinners - "Luvstruck"
The Precosious Brats feat. Kevin & Perry - "Big Girl (All I Wanna Do Is Do It!) (The Shaft Remix)"
Signum feat. Scott Mac - "Coming On Strong"
Also the music at the end, is a mix by judge jules and is perfect for what happens on the screen, the mixing is seamless for the events in the film at the time. Harry Enfield has written a comedic gem to accompany hardcore clubbing music and re-hashed one of his most famous character from his famous BBC sketch show. However, he is upstaged by Kathy Burkes superb depiction of a pubescent teenage boy whose slightly obsessed with Kevins reasonably hot mum.
Yes, there are detractors in the film - its a bit crude at times especially the infamous floater scene and the vomiting in the club but its a better comedy than that and the music lifts it above the ordinary into a film worth watching more than once.
Written by Harry Enfield and Dave Cummings, and directed by Ed Bye Kevin & Perry Go Large is a light-hearted British comedy that was released back in April 2000. This is a review of the film only.
Kevin Patterson (Harry Enfield) and his best friend Perry (Kathy Burke) are two teenagers going through the 'awkward' phase of puberty. Being budding DJs , as well as desperate to experience the fairer sex, the friends decide that a holiday is needed, and where better to get sun, sea and (hopefully) sex as well as satisfying a hunger for dance music than the island of Ibiza.
Mr and Mrs Patterson (James Fleet and Louisa Rix respectively) are not keen on letting the boys go by themselves, and since Kevin's grades are so poor and he is showing no willingness to improve, they don't want Kevin to go full stop. This does not stop Kevin and Perry though and despite being ridiculed by their peers (for a number of different reasons). This makes them try even harder to think of a way to get to their sunny paradise. Whilst pondering their next move an unexpected series of events sees Kevin (through his hormones and bodily functions) doing a good deed for his local neighbourhood. This selfless act is praised by the town's residents and as a treat Kevin's parents decide to take Perry and himself to Ibiza.
Being unknowns in Ibiza Kevin and Perry are expecting to take the island, and its female population, by storm and make a name for themselves with the ultimate goal being to experience the fairer sex at last. Unfortunately for Kevin and Perry, their reputation appears to have followed them over, and despite gallant efforts their plans do not look like they are going to be achieved. It is then that Kevin and Perry bump in to Eyeball Paul (Rhys Ifans), a world famous DJ, who exploits the pair with the promise of playing one of their mixes in one of the most famous, and largest, clubs in Ibiza - Amnesia.
Will Kevin and Perry ever manage to shake off their loser reputations and become 'men'? Will the clubbers of Ibiza, complete with their glow sticks and 'happy hardcore' t-shirts ever get to hear Kevin and Perry's white label dance mix? What happens to Eyeball Paul? What did the island of Ibiza do to Mrs Patterson to make her express herself so vocally?
Other main characters include:
i) Candice (Laura Fraser) - Love interest
ii) Gemma (Tabitha Wady) - Love interest
iii) Club bouncer (Paul Whitehouse)
iv) Eye Ball Paul's girlfriend number 1 (Jo Burton)
v) Eye Ball Paul's girlfriend number 2 (Kerry Burton)
vi) Big Baz (Steven O'Donell) - Chauffer
The supporting cast are a group of unknowns, well they are to me, and whilst these do a good job and give believable performances (in the context of the overall movie) none of them give memorable or fantastic performances. The main cast clearly steal the limelight in this movie, as they should, and there are no threats from the supporting cast.
Harry Enfield and Chums (Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke) was all the rage during my first three years at high school and it was the topic of conversation for all of Monday (It was shown on a Sunday night), all of Tuesday and most of Wednesday. Even though Kevin and Perry had a few good one-liners, and I did like their sketches, I must admit that my favourite had to be the "old Gits" and "Wayne and Waynetta Slob" since these had the best one-liners. In addition these one-liners could actually be repeated in everyday life (unlike many others from comedy sketches these days - the language is just too blue).
Kevin's "I 'ate you" and "I am not your slave" catchphrases are nowhere near as good, or comical, as the slobs' "I am smokin' a fag" and various fast food sayings, but I think that parents and teenagers can relate more to Kevin, despite the increase in "chavs and Shazzas" (I am allowed to put this?) in recent years.
When I first heard Harry Enfield was going to produce a feature length Kevin and Perry sketch I was sceptical since how can you turn a witty 7 minute sketch in to a full feature length movie that would be any good and do the sketch justice? Despite my reservations, I just had to see it on the big screen, and I must state that I was very impressed. The movie turned out to be great entertainment and is one I still enjoy watching even to this day.
I would not describe this movie as a laugh out loud comedy even though there are a couple of very funny scenes (my personal favourites include the "tent poles" scene at the beginning, the cringe worthy scene where Kevin and Perry can hear Kevin's parents up to no good and the "floater" scene at the beach, for those of you that are familiar with the movie). The humour is your typical British slap-stick comedy with a bit of innuendo but not so much to be offensive, providing you don't find pant bulges offensive that is. The producers rely on these 'light' sexual references to provide the comedy, and not foul and abusive language as appears to be the case in many modern movies. Whilst I am not averse to a bit of bad language , after all it is very emotive, I do think that many movies have just a bit too much. That said, there is some foul language with most of it coming out of the mouth of DJ Eyeball Paul.
This movie is not action packed or fast paced, therefore it is possible to kick back, put your feet up and chill out without having to concentrate too much or concentrate hard to make sure you are still following the plot. This movie is such that it is possible for the viewers to have the all important comfort breaks without needing to pause the film for fear of missing anything. In my opinion, this is the beauty of this movie as it provides laid-back entertainment. Even though this movie is not an action packed thriller it does progress at a nice rate to ensure that the viewers will not get bored waiting for something to happen.
I think the story line is weak, after all it is pretty much a modern day "Carry on Abroad" but I do find it very entertaining with the scenes moving from quite fluidly from one to the next throughout most of the movie. I say most, because there are some 'filler' scenes, you know ones that appear pointless and don't really link up, resulting in a bit of disjointedness during parts of the movie, but these are minimal and the movie cannot be marked down for this, especially since the story soon gains momentum. Once again, I think the producers have done a sterling job as I am guessing that producing a one and a half hour comedy sketch is quite a challenge but the story writers have lived up to this.
Compared to both modern movies and movies at that time the acting is not fantastic. There are no Oscar winning performances, there are no "wow" moments nor are there are no deep and meaningful emotional scenes but then given the genre of this movie, and the fact that it is based on a comedy sketch it would be naive to think there would be. All characters in the original sketch (including Kevin, Perry and Kevin's parents) act in exactly the same way in the movie as they do in the sketch. The producers have not attempted to change their mannerisms, their dress sense, their stage presence or anything else about them and I think this is the reason why this movie works. The producers have made one long comedy sketch, without being too clever, and the actors do a fantastic job throughout.
The onscreen relationship between Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke is great in the sketches but fantastic in this. Kevin & Perry's friendship is put to the test in this movie and it is an endearing side story that shows they are not shallow, selfish teenagers as portrayed in the seven minute sketches.
The character Kevin looks far too old compared to other characters in this movie, but then I guess Harry Enfield was actually getting on a bit when this movie was made. Whilst a younger Kevin would have 'fitted' in better, I don't think this would not have worked as Kevin was developed by Harry Enfield and there is only one person who could play the part of Kevin. Kevin is meant to be the 'Batman' of the duo, however I find Perry far more entertaining. The way he sucks up to Kevin's parents with the "Yes Mrs Patterson, No Mrs Patterson" and then attempts to be 'street' (By turning his jacket back to front for example) but fails miserably as he is just too innocent and geeky, and has no idea, is just great.
The thing I find worrying is that Kathy Burke makes such a good teenage boy. The way she walks, the way she talks, her facial expressions and her mannerisms are just spot on and I think that she was perfectly cast for the role. No other actor could play the role of Perry so well, in my opinion.
Whilst there are loads of other characters in this movie, most of them play very small roles and are purely there to support the main characters. Most of the characters do not even have a speaking part. Of those that have larger roles, such as Candy, etc. their performances aren't fantastic, although they do a good job in supporting the main cast.
If you are a fan of the classic dance and trance music genre of the early nineties then you are going to love the soundtrack of this album since it is fantastic and includes loads of Ibiza classics from a whole host of famous DJs, and the tunes are played at appropriate times throughout the movie.
Personally, I think that Kevin & Perry is an acquired taste and if you liked the short sketches then you are definitely going to like the feature length movie. Those youngsters out there who were not fortunate enough to see Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke and Chums during their heyday may not like this since humour has definitely changed over the years, and I think the good old British slap stick has died a bit of a death when it comes to the younger generation.
I find this is a movie that is enjoyable at any time and I don't have to be in a specific mood to watch it. For example, there are times when I just want to kill a few hours on a Sunday afternoon watching something that doesn't require much thought and this is the ideal movie. There are times when I want a light-hearted comedy to watch whilst curled up on the sofa with the other half and this is the ideal movie. There are times when I want to watch something that contains no violence, no high-octane car chases, no graphic sex scenes and little foul language and this is the ideal movie. Kevin & Perry Go Large is just a great all round film, and whilst it will never be a classic it is one worthy of any DVD collection.
Run time - 82 minutes
Certificate - 15
Nominated for 1 award
I hadn't watched this film in years so when I dug out my old VHS copy of this film I was excited about watching it!
It features the typical teenage characters Kevin (Harry Enfield) and Perry (Kathy Burk), two 15 year old boys who are desperate to lose their virginity. Reluctantly, Kevin's parents agree to take them to Ibiza where they meet the girls of their dreams and a famous DJ, Eyeball Paul.
Arriving in Ibiza, both boys are wearing their new "cool" clothes that they purchased with the money they received when Kevin's erection set off the panic alarm when they were witness to a bank robbery. The clothes are thickly padded coats. They soon attract the attention of Eyeball Paul, a DJ who nicknames them "sad act" and "gingerpubes." They also meet two "beautiful" girls, Gemma and Candice. The girls are typically not good looking and get turned away from the clubs in Ibiza, being told their
faces offended the door man's mirror. Half way through the movie the girls undertake a makeover and reappear looking more attracted after squeezing, waxing and plucking.
Various happenings occur throughout the movie such as Perry taping Kevin's mum and dad having sex which is played out to a massive club, where the parents happen to be watching. This is because the boys want Eyeball Paul to use their mixes in the club he plays, however he is quite nasty and just takes the mick out of them throughout the movie. The movie ends with the two boys losing their virginities at the same time to Candice and Gemma, who also reveil they are also virgins.
In my opinion, it is a really funny film that portrays teenagers in a funny yet over exaggerated way. The ages of the boys (15) are a little bit young for what I would expect them to be, I think 17 would be a more appropriate age for them. Harry Enfield is as ever hilarious, and Kathy Burk makes a very convincing lad. The typical early millenium style was funny to watch at the time, but 9 years on its even more funny to think that is what teenagers were like at the beginning of the 21st century. Overall would definitley recommend this film, its filthy and rude and I love it. However, my VHS copy showed the film a bit blurry etc, can't believe I lived without HD until recently!
This was based on the popular sketch from the Harry Enfield Television series, where Enfield played Kevin, an exasperated teenager who was angry at everything and Kathy Burke played his shy best mate Perry. We follow the boys as they visit Ibiza seeking love and to have their record played by the superstar DJ (Eyeball Paul).
Harry Enfield ... Kevin / Executioner (also as Henry R. Enfield)
Kathy Burke ... Perry
Rhys Ifans ... Eyeball Paul
Laura Fraser ... Candice
James Fleet ... Dad
Louisa Rix ... Mum
Tabitha Wady ... Gemma
Paul Whitehouse ... Bouncer 1
Natasha Little ... Anne Boleyn
Anna Shillinglaw ... Bikini girl (as Anna Shilling Law)
Badi Uzzaman ... Shopkeeper
Sam Parks ... Policeman
Kenneth Cranham ... Vicar (as Ken Cranham)
Mark Tonderai ... Record store boss
Patsy Byrne ... Old lady
This film is based around the every day problems this pair have in growing up as awkward teenagers, dreaming of heading to Ibiza to party with sexy women, until one day due to a strange incident in a bank where a robbery takes place, Kevin spots an attractive woman and sets off the robbery alarm with a certain part of his body involuntarily. Due to Kevin's 'bravery', the lads are given a reward and use it to travel to Ibiza with Kevin's parents in tow, what follows are a glut of knob gags, a revamped joke from Caddyshack about a lump of Poo in the sea and a whole glut of childish jokes, mixing the dance music of the era with Enfield's comedy musings, this is an ok way to while away an hour and a half, but its entirely forgettable and not a particularly good film. Rhys Ifans does himself no good as the superstar DJ, Eyeball Paul, and the whole thing feels like an old man's attempt to connect with youth culture. Enfields character is very unsympathetic was never the funniest on his show. Burke works really hard with her character Perry and is the highlight of the film for me. Its weird watching a middle aged man and woman pretending to have romances with teenage girls and really didn't work on any level for me.
It's a series of set pieces, some work, some really miss the mark and overall was a disappointly childish film with the odd very funny gag.
I bought my DVD copy on Ebay for £3.49 a few years ago, it is still available on there and on Amazon Marketplace at these prices, but is definitely not worth any more.
It had been so many years since I watched this film. Having grown up with the likes of Harry Enfield, this film is pure gold and is based on his character 'Kevin the Teenager'. Alongside Harry, Perry is played by Kathy Birk, who does a very convincing job of acting as a boy.
The duo struggle for acceptance into what seems like a very unfair world. When I watched this first time I could really relate to how teenagers must feel, always being nagged and parents always dealing out unfair decisions. This time around (now being older and a parent) it was so funny to see the parents and how frustrating dealing with a teenager and their friend must be.
The duo head to Ibiza to follow their DJ'ing dreams and to find girls! There are so many funny scenes and without spoiling it for anyone, check out the beach scene where the boys end up laying down on the sand to hide something rather naughty.
All-in-all a very funny film. More suited to ages 13/14 upwards, and great for getting your mates around for a laugh-a-minute film.
Kevin And Perry Go Large!
This is one of my personal favourite films due to its unusual and unique sense of humour. This film is based upon one of Harry Enfield's most famous sketch shows "Kevin the teenager" who is the main character from this movie along side Perry.
The film is about two best friends who make it their mission to loose their virginity but as we find out this does not go to plan. They are both budding teenage DJs who travel to Ibiza in order to try kill two birds with one stone by getting laid and becoming a top DJ. Through out their journey they meet a couple of ladies who they full in love with and attempt to chat up and pull but after being vomited on, turned down and other bizarre mishaps happen to them they realise its not going to be easy. Everything works out for these lads as at the end of the film they loose their virginity and are seen signing records for fans.
This film first made it to the big screen in April 2000 but never made it outside of the UK. It stars many well known actors such as Harry Enfield, Kathy Birk, Steve McFadden and Steve O'Donnell. Alongside Harry Enfield it was also written by Dave Cummings who is most famous for making adult films.
I would recommend this film mainly to teenagers and young adults as the problems these two boys are faced with are stereotypical problems of today's youth and they can interact with this film. However the comedy of this film is likely to be found humorous by all ages but would not be recommended to children of under the age of 15 as there is many scenes of a sexual nature, violence and a lot of swearing.
Overall I would give this film 8/10 and it is a great watch for those of you who enjoy British comedy!
Big big girl all they wanna do is do it!
There are mostly reviews of the actual film here so I am just going to give you my feelings on the film and not go into the plot too much.
I have to say I love this film. When the film first came out I went to the cinema and watched this 4 times with my girlfriend and mates.
I also owned this on video when it first came out and now I own it on DVD.
This film will not appeal to everyone, put it this way I wouldn't sit down with my grandma and watch this.
The film is a great film to sit down and just chill out listening to many of the great soundtracks that you hear and yes I also own the original soundtrack too.
I love just sitting in my front room with the volume up on my surround sound system listening and laughing to this great film.
The film basically follows two teenagers trying to loose their virginity. They get some money (you will see how very funny) and fly out to Ibiza. They are also wannabe "superstar Djs" so obviously have mixed their own tune which they want to use to impress people. You then follow them and Kevin's parents in Ibiza and see all the ups and downs that happen over there.
I recommend this film to anyone who likes a laugh and likes a bit of dance music because this offers both and will be in my collection for life.
If there is a funny film that does genuinely make you laugh with ample of banging tunes in it to take you back to your clubbing days, then Kevin and Perry Go Large has got to be the film to watch.
When this was first released at the cinema in 2000, I was just 21 and was at that age when Ibiza was in its prime for 18-30's holidays and the music within this film I could associate myself with, with a passion and I couldn't wait to go and see it.
The feature length version of Kevin and Perry is based on Harry Enfield's character Kevin, an unruly teenager who constantly rebels uncontrolably and his parents don't know what to do with him. His best friend Perry (Kathy Burke) is very similar to Kevin however not on quite the same scale and can be very caring and very polite at time, however how their minds work is very much alike.
Kevin and Perry are 15, the clubbing scene is at one of its peaks and Ibiza is the place to be. They decide that they want to become top DJ's and lose their vriginity in Ibiza but their is only one problem, their parents won't let them go alone and the condition is that if they are going to Ibiza then they ahve got to accompany them. That's one thing that teenagers like Kevin and Perry don't want, is for their parents to be there and to cramp their style, however if thats the only way they are going to be able to go so be it.
Arriving in Ibiza, the first thing on teenage boys minds are to check of the hippest clubs and to find a couple of lovely ladies to take with them. They are typical teenage boys that do have one thing on their mind and when it comes to girls they are clueless in how to approach them in the correct manner.
Having beein on the island for a couple of days, they meet one of Ibiza's top DJ's Eye Ball Paul, Phys Ifans, which some will know from the film Twin Towns. Although Eye Ball Paul is using them for his own ends, the boys think that having someone of their side like him, they may be able to play in one of the clubs some of the own tracks that they have created. Also having Eye Ball Paul on their side may increase their opportunity with the ladies.
If this was your era then you will find that you love this film as much as I do purely because of the music within it. The likes of Tiesto and such like which brings back memories of your days clubbing.
However, this film is jammed packed full of funniness, their is never a dull moment. The characters that Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke play are brilliants and their performances to portray characters that are somewhat a lot younger than then is great.
They have created a film to a tee of bought across exactly how the teenage boys mind works at that tender age of 15, going through puberty still, rebelling against their parents and wanting to have sex for the first time.
I also found this film to be good in the way that how it actually portrayed the clubbing scene. On no occasion did it mentiopn anything about drugs that would have been rife around this particular time and I feel that this film was senstive towards this topic, the age of the teenagers and did not try and influence teenagers that this is the right thing to do when going to a club.
A top film that will always make me laugh no matter how many times I watch it.
Kevin and Perry, most famous before this for being the stroppy teenagers in one of the sketches on Harry Enfield's show, are desperate to lose their virginity and see the surefire way of doing this as going to Ibiza and becoming superstar DJs.
Well the main characters are of course Kevin and Perry played by Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke (Love, Honour and Obey). They are essentially comedy characters and there's almost no point saying "their characters were developed well" etc as they were just pure comedy but their personalities did fit well from how we'd got to know them in the sketch show and were well adapted and worked well even for the length of time of a film (which I did have some doubts about). As well as Kevin and Perry we have Kevin's mum and dad who again play great comedy characters. Whilst there is nothing deep or meaningful here, everyone played their parts well. The two girls of Kevin and Perry's affections also put in good performances, as did Rhys Ifans as superstar DJ Eyeball Paul.
Well when this first came out I thought I would absolutely despise it. Back in the day I was a Fast Show girl, not a Harry Enfield and Chums, so Kevin and Perry was never something I particularly loved anyway. I'd watch it if it was on but I never particularly loved it the way a lot of people did. The idea of making a full film out of, let's face it a pretty immature sketch (and yes, I thought this even when it came out when I was 13!), made me cringe just at the thought of it. I fully expected to hate it and had no intention of watching it.
However, peer pressure as it was, I ended up at the cinema with three of my best mates (one other girl, and two other boys, all of us 13/14). What really surprised me was I absolutely loved it. I couldn't stop laughing throughout it. It was something I didn't want to like but I really did. The boys that we were there with never stopped laughing for the full 82 minutes and in some ways that does sum up the films ideal audience. Of course teenage boys are going to absolutely love this film that is showing a comedy representation of themselves. They can relate to the, lets call it uncontrollable yet embarrassing impulses that might happen at such an age quite often, they are (mostly) virgins who desperately don't want to be and will love all the gross out humour that the film has on offer. It definitely will be a biggest hit amongst teenage boys but that's not to say that's the only people it will appeal to.
Surprisingly enough, a few years later, I actually ended up buying this and it's one of those DVDs that every so often I'll pull out and re watch it and have a good old laugh. There are some moments in the film that really are laugh out loud funny. That said the majority of the film is based around either immature takes on sexual humour or on pure gross out humour, so this is definitely not going to be everyone cup of tea.
It was actually on the television the other night and we decided to watch it, I actually didn't find it as funny as in the past but whether that's because I'm now growing up (eek how do I make that stop??) or simply because I've seen the jokes so many times I'm not sure. I still enjoyed the film and found it entertaining throughout but didn't find it so much of a laugh out loud giggle fest as I once would have. It raised a smile rather than a chuckle.
There's no getting around it, this film is pretty stupid. It knows it though and never pretends to be something that it's not. When I mentioned gross out humour, the emphasis really is on gross. There are some bits I can barely bear to watch and I definitely don't recommend eating whilst you're watching this one.
The storyline is pretty much as silly as it sounds and just serves in giving the characters a feature length time slot to be themselves in but because the film is entertaining and funny it doesn't really matter what the plot is about and it does serve the film well.
The make up effects for some scenes (which I'm not going to mention here for obvious reasons) are really good actually, although completely disgusting! Some certain, repeated "effects" are over the top silly, but completely supposed to be.
There's really no getting around it. This film is completely silly, immature, gross out humour it never tries to pretend any different, and neither am I going to. It most probably will be enjoyed more the younger/sillier/more immature you are and as you get older/more serious/more mature you're probably going to find it less and less funny to the point where some people may actually hate it. You definitely need to take the film very light heartedly and be prepared for what it's like but that's not to say it's a bad film.
I never thought that they would be able to make this into a film successfully and truly thought it would be awful but I have to say I've really enjoyed this a lot of times, and whilst now it's not as funny as when I was younger, there's still plenty of humour here to enjoy and while it is immature and kind of disgusting, there's nothing particular offensive here.
Kevin and Perry first appeared on our TV's in the late 90's on the comedy sketch show Harry Enfield and chums. Kevin, played by Harry Enfield, was a stereotypical teenager who hated his parents and everything they stood for. The character was such a hit with the public that Kevin and his sidekick Perry, who is played by Kathy Burke, made it onto the big screen with this film Kevin & Perry Go Large.
Kevin and Perry are two teenagers who feel that their life is going nowhere and decide to do something about it. Kevin and Perry have to aims to become superstar DJ's and to finally lose their virginity's. The boys are desperate to get away from their hometown where they are considered losers by the female population and decide to go on holiday in order to get lucky with some of the opposite sex. The pair decide that there is only one place they can possibly go if they want to achieve their ambitions in life?? The party Island of Ibiza.
Kevin suggests this to his parents and they decide they can go but first must raise the funds themselves which proves to be a little easier than they first thought but they come across another stumbling block when they discover that they will be holidaying with the parents which as you can probably imagine doesn't go down too well.
So the boys finally get to their holiday destination and as soon as they get off the plane they see just what they are after. Two young and single ladies and the boys firmly set their sights on the girls being the chosen ones. As well as meeting the girls whilst loading up the car the spot DJ legend Eye Ball Paul (Rhys Ifans) and go over for a conversation and despite his jibes of ginger pubes and sad act the boys seem to think they have made a new best mate. The boys believe that they now have a change to achieve what they set out to but will they manage it or will they be going back on the plane even more depressed than when they set off ?
The stars of the film are obviously Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke who I found absolutely hilarious and at the same time the way they played their roles was amazing. Enfield plays the role of a angry 'mad at the parents' teenager extremely well considering that he is well into his forties (I think?) and the character is just so much larger than life with his mood swings and childish outbursts he is guaranteed to have you in stitches.
Kathy Burkes performance is even better than that of Enfield considering that she is doing something that only happens in a pantomime as it's a girl playing a boy however what makes the performance even better is that she is playing the role of someone twenty years her junior. Her performance in the film is amazing and the plain stupidity of her character is sure to make you chuckle.
So all in all I think this film is a much watch for anyone especially teenagers as its full of gross jokes, scenes that will make you wet your pants and jokes that are just absolutely hilarious.
The film is a certificate 15 which I think is very appropriate as some of the language in the film is a little coarse and would make it unsuitable for younger viewers. The film lasts 80 minutes which in my opinion is just right for the film as it doesn't leave you thinking when is it going to end nor does it make you think that it was too short.
So once again a must for any teenager and Harry Enfield fans as well as for anyone who just likes to have a good laugh every now and then.
The DVD extras on this DVD arent to bad either and a definately wortha watch and include short documenatries on some of the characters as well as clips from the Harry Enfield Series.
The film is one of my favourite films ever, it had me laughing from the start until the end of it and crying at points to (although this was with laughter). Cathy plays her role with exceptional ability and Harry as always produces the goods with some celebrity appearences what more could you ask for......music i hear you say well this film will fill you with rememberence of the good old days with some proper tunes!!! So watch it and have it large my friends!!!