Kenny
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Filmmaker Clayton Jacobson profiles one of the key cogs in society's massive machine with this mockumentary about a fearless Aussie plumber who has never encountered a drain he wasn't able to conquer. A combination of philosopher and comedian, Kenny (Shane Jacobson) has a heart the size of a septic tank. Though Kenny may hold one of the most thankless jobs in modern society, he never lets the dirty work get him down. Now, as Kenny juggles family tensions, leaking porta-johns, and the constant demands of fatherhood while preparing for the upcoming Pump and Cleaner Expo in Nashville,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Funny enough to give scatology a good name."
‑ Richard Kuipers, Variety
"Crude (in every sense) but surprisingly charming."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Old-fashioned toilet humour gets a postmodern makeover in this laconic Australian mockumentary about a mobile toilet installer."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"The result is a mockumentary that never mocks, but instead introduces us to a character we never stop rooting for and won't soon forget."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Funny, accessible and ultimately a good time."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"The film's real accomplishment, in this era of masked superheroes, is making a paladin of a regular guy whose ethics we can all emulate."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"A hit and prize winner in Australia, Kenny has the power to charm, no matter which way the water swirls."
‑ Maureen M. Hart, Chicago Tribune
"Charming comedy with a strong script and a delightful central performance from Shane Jacobson."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Kenny is always there in an instant with a philosophical quip and a stoic resolution."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Despite all the wild and icky antics, this is in no way your typical gross-out. Because the spotlight is less on crude easy laughs, than a genuine feel for the Chaplinesque proletarian plight of a worker just trying to find dignity in an unfeeling world."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"The Australian charmer Kenny, about a hard-working, jovial employee for a portable toilet company, is a low-key study of underdog pride rather than a Larry the Cable Guy bodily function jokefest."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"The result is a minor masterpiece of tone in Kenny's portrayal of a character that is absurd, guileless and shrewd at the same time."
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"Kenny is the genuine article."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The film's strongest asset is Shane Clayton, whose Kenny is the funniest thing to come out of Australia since Crocodile Dundee."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"It's like an Aussie equivalent of The Foot Fist Way, shot quick and dirty, but coasting efficiently on the affable personalities of the performers and their characters. Sweet and amusing."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
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