Meet Kenny, Australia's most loveable toilet plumber. Part philosopher, part comedian and all heart, Kenny is one of the cogs in society's machinery: a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown Crew'. Follow Kenny the affable portable loo plumber as he tackles every septic challenge that come his way, be it car rallies, Mardi Gras The Melbourne Cup, or that Mecca waste management, the Nashville Pumper and Cleaner EXPO, or 'POO HQ', as Kenny likes to call it. With fly-on-the wall honesty and wit, Kenny lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm humour and unflinching dignity.
How do the Ozzies make this type of film?
- Kenny review by BS
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If this was American, it would be cheap and lazy, full of poor caricature and lazy plot. It would never be made in the UK. But the Ozzies make into a sharp, poignant, bittersweet comedy. It has some of the best toilet based one liners I have ever heard; delivered at a cracking pace, but with a laconic underarm that makes floater humour seem almost charming. It reminded me of Priscilla in that it turned what could have been light titillation into a deep and moving experience.
Oh, due to a quirk of my DVD player, the soundtrack was missing, which focused the mind and made it feel like a proper documentary. This may have made the film even better. Either way, please please do not miss this film.
I first saw this film on the plane from America to New Zealand and even then it was only because I was part of the captive audience for the 12 or so hours. I can confidently say that this was by far the best film I've ever watched on a plane! Despite initial fears that it could easily slip into predictable crude toilet humor, I was gripped by the character development. Kenny is the type of bloke every working guy can immediately identify with, no matter how crap your job is - it's never as crap as Kenny's.