Tuesday, July 22, 2008


M and I saw a great movie on Sunday. It was so good I need to write about it and encourage all of you to go out and see it right away.

It's an Australian mockumentary about a everyday guy named Kenny who manages portable toilets for large outdoor events. Yes there is toilet humour and a few scenes that might make you squeamish (though the filmmakers did a fine job of just hinting at something without actually showing it). But the real gem of this movie hasn't got anything to do with the toilets or the poo (I can't help but call it that now, as Kenny so matter-of-factly does himself). The real gem is the character Kenny as portrayed by actor Shane Jacobson.

Kenny is so earnest and down to Earth. You'll love how he doesn't take himself too seriously. You'll feel for him as he deals with a bad day at the office and cheer when he finally gets his day. He's a good dad, a good employee and an all around good guy which normally doesn't make for terribly interesting film viewing, but somehow this guy pulls it off. And then some. You leave the movie feeling great and as M commented wishing "there were more people like Kenny roaming God's great Earth to make it a better place."

Seriously. Go see it. You won't regret it.

PS. We saw this at an arthouse theatre. I have a feeling that it might be a bit hard to find in local theatres. But I promise it will be worth the drive to an out of way arthouse theatre if that's the only location that screens it.

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