Kenny (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

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.

Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

A hit and prize winner in Australia, Kenny has the power to charm, no matter which way the water swirls.

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Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald

Kenny is hilarious - toilet humour and all - and surprisingly touching. Just remember to wash your hands afterwards.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

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.

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Xan Brooks

Old-fashioned toilet humour gets a postmodern makeover in this laconic Australian mockumentary about a mobile toilet installer.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Crude (in every sense) but surprisingly charming.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Waste is a terrible thing to mind -- unless you are port-a-potty installer Kenny Smyth, the unlikely hero of a hilarious and fresh (figuratively speaking, of course) comedy from Down Under.

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Urban Cinefile

Kenny is the genuine article.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Emily Armstrong
This is another movie that manages to be sweet despite its subject matter. I think it's all about tone. This is about a loo plumber and how he's… More
John Ballantine
Did anyone confirm whether or not this was a documentary or a drama? I think that it is a drama attempting to be documentary like but regardless, this is… More
Gordon Anderson
The Australian's capture the spirit of 'The Office' in the unlikely guise of a loo attendant/plumber mockumentary with real heart. Kenny is… More
Marcus Woolcott
I liked this film. Kenny was a great character with some analogies to die for. But I didn't know it was a mockumentary until the credits told me that the… More
Jesse Ortega
I can only imagine if this film had been left in the hands of a lazy screenwriter trying to make a quick buck at the expense of characters and comedy. You can… More
Wu Chouin
I thought it was a real doc. Very funny and well done.