Kenny – Making It In America

The home-grown classic Kenny has finally made it to America, and it’s getting rave reviews.

The exploits of Kenny Smythe, port-a-loo expert and all around nice-guy, were documented by brothers Shane and Clayton Jacobson back in 2006, and the film was a critical and commerical hit. The mockumentary combined two of the greatest aspects of cinema – touching character studies and fart jokes.

This friday, the film will finally be released in selected cinemas across America. Although it’s up against The Mummy 3 and the unstoppable juggernaut of The Dark Knight, it’s nice to see a piece our pop culture making it over to the U.S for a change. Who knows, perhaps positive word-of-mouth could make the film a minor hit.

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes currently has Kenny sitting at 100% – which is a pretty impressive figure. Back in 2006, Shane Jacobson won the Best Actor award for his role as Kenny, beating some heavy competition, including Gabriel Byrne in Jindabyne. GABRIEL BYRNE! I mean, I’m not trying to imply that Jacobson didn’t deserve the award, but if I were him, all I would ever talk about was the time I beat Gabriel Byrne.

Byrn-ed!

Anyway, good luck to the Jacobson brothers – next week we’ll let you know how well the film did over the weekend. In the meantime add some of these classic Aussie comedies to your queue.

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