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Kenny Smyth (Shane Jacobson) delivers and maintains portable toilets at public events. Going about his job armed with only his dignity and an unshakably upbeat disposition, heâs a guy that not a lot of people take the time to get to know. Their loss.

Starring:
Hayley Preusker, Chris Davis
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Hayley Preusker, Chris Davis, Shane Jacobson, Saxon Fuller, Travis Golland, Glenn Preusker, Alf Scerri
Director Clayton Jacobson
Genres Comedy
Studio CONTENDER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael J. Kent on 5 Dec 2008
Format: DVD
I'm not a regular cinema goer and generally dislike profanities but this was the funniest film I've seen for many a year. I was not influenced by the fact that it's an Australian movie and I'm an Australian resident because it was so true. I was convinced that Kenny was the real 'dunny man'. Quite frankly - hilarious!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen Dean on 20 Oct 2008
Format: DVD
This film had me laughing from start to finish. The acting is so good I wasn't sure at times if it was real life or not. In my opinion, anyone who can't see the funny side to this film needs to take a chill pill. Will definately watch again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kermit VINE VOICE on 10 Dec 2008
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This is a really great film!

I was expecting a very poor comendy loaded with poor toilet humour(parden the pun) what I got was well thought out jokes that seemed perfectly natural coming from the character.

The character of kenny is really well acted and scripted. The comments and actions make him a really likable character that happily goes about a less than desirable job taking pride in his work despite the disproval of his father and brother.

I am not usually a big fan of the mockumentary style of film but this works very very well in this film. You can almost beleive that you are following round a real person.

I recommend this to everyone who wants a laid back comedy that is easy to watch and very funny.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ash TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Feb 2008
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The story of Kenny Smyth, an average 'Aussie Bloke' getting along in the world, is a film which came at me sideways and filled an evening with unexpected mirth! This is a very modern tale, about a man who finds delight in developing expertise in a (seemingly) mundane existence as a 'Sh*t Kicker', delivering and managing portable toilets for festivals etc. The pleasure in having a job you like and doing it well is brought out through Kenny's tenacity and humility, even as he gets treated like the very thing he's disposing of by festival goers, his family and his co-workers. This is a real tale of adversity, as Kenny has to juggle a hard job, a demanding and sickly father, a selfish brother, a difficul ex-wife, a son he rarely sees, and all the other elements of his life. That he does so with a rare falter in his grin or upbeat outlook is a real pleasure to watch. He has a way with a one liner that is to be envied, and it is his opinions and perspective on the world that make the movie and provide most of the humour.

The Jacobson's are clearly a family on the up, if this movie is anything to go by. They have somehow managed to involve three generations of their family in the making of this film (their roles echoing their real-life personas) and the chemistry and reality of their relationships is incredible. Its extremely easy to forget that Kenny and his co-stars are in fact figments, and that this is a 'mockumentary'.
Buy, rent or borrow this movie. It made a star of 'Kenny'in Australia and it deserves to do so everywhere else too.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr Kingdom on 5 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
This is the funniest film I've seen since The Rutles ... and that was a long time ago. The acting will make you stop and think 'Is this a documentary?'. In parts like 'The Office' but without the claustrophobic atmosphere and oaf-like central character, it oozes warm-hearted empathy for Kenny (Shane Jacobson), the lovable sanitation engineer, and the clever script deftly handles the line between pathos and slapstick and, of course, toilet humour. Not to say you couldn't watch this with your Gran. I (and my Gran) will be looking out for more of Shane and Clayton Jacobson in the future.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Redhart VINE VOICE on 20 Feb 2008
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I had my doubts when this turned up (fearing that it may be in the vein of Adam Sandler comedies) but fortunately it was just the kind of black comedy that I had hoped for. The acting is so convincing that you would certainly assume it was a genuine documentary, if you stumbled in on the middle. The toilet humour is extremely funny and surprisingly does not come across cheaply, as one might have expected. The dramatic side of the film is also extremely well done, although it is a little strange the way the film is broken into distinct two halves (in which the 2nd half is in a completely different tone, without anywhere near as much humour- I think it could have been sustained a little more without compromising the dramatic elements that they clearly wished to bring out). After the toilet jokes have been covered, things become more serious. You see the shame with which members of his own family view him, but also the dignity with which he carries out his life. You are also taken into Kenny's world and allowed to share in his amazement and apparent love for toilets and toilet technology at the expo. Surprisingly, he becomes increasingly portrayed as an admirable person who is worthy of genuine respect, rather than as the butt of jokes. Indeed, I found myself feeling guilty at having laughed at some things earlier in the film. In addition to the humour, this film has an interesting message behind it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kelvus on 19 Feb 2008
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this as like most Brits, I'd never heard of Shane Jacobson and I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Its a funny mockumentary about a bloke who makes his living 'plumbing toilets'. Despite the subject matter, there's no gross out humour as much of the funny stuff comes from Kenny's general observations on his job and life in general. There are also a few poignant moments along the way, but its got a nice feelgood ending to it, leaving you with a big smile on your face! Definitely reccommended.
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