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Kevin & Perry Go Large is a 2000 British comedy film directed by Ed Bye, starring Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke.

Essentially, it is a coming-of-age story concerning the exploits of (as the title indicates) self-proclaimed 'superstar DJs' 'Kev P.' (Enfield) and 'Perr. E.' (Burke), as they holiday in Ibiza with Kevin's reluctant parents, Mr and Mrs Patterson (James Fleet and Louisa Rix). It should be noted that the characters of Kevin and Perry originated from Harry Enfield's sketch show, imaginatively titled Harry Enfield and Chums.

Kevin and Perry are both approximately 16 years old, and behave as teenage boys typically would. During their time in Ibiza, they aim to lose their virginity to two equally hormone-addled and awkward girls, Candice and Gemma (Laura Fraser and Tabitha Wady), and gain the friendship of the real superstar DJ du jour, Eyeball Paul (Rhys Ifans). Hilarity Ensues.


This film contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Above the Influence: Kevin doesn't physically take advantage of the drunk girl at the party, barring an attempt to kiss her, whereupon she bites his tongue out of reflex. He does claim that they did have sex when Perry asks, though.
  • Accidental Hero: Kevin foils a bank robbery with his erection.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Kevin and Perry salivate over anything female, and Eyeball Paul has 'club babes' with names like 'Buttasha', 'Twattia' and 'Wankette'.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: After the car wash scene, Kevin and Perry are trudging home, complaining that they're too intellectual for manual labour only to be immediately distracted by an ongoing house party.
  • Beach Episode: This is the film version of the Kevin The Teenager sketches, predating The Inbetweeners by a decade.
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  • Beautiful All Along: Candice and Gemma, at least once they spend several hours getting ready.
  • Blatant Lies: Perry goes to apologise to Kevin after the latter discovered that he had filmed his parents having sex the night before. Rather than admit what he did was wrong and to get himself off the hook, Perry spins a ridiculous yarn about how he was filming an "interesting lizard" and that he followed it into Kevin's parents room and didn't notice them making love because the lizard was really interesting. Kevin either believes him or doesn't seem to care, because he forgives him immediately after.
    • The girl (as mentioned below) who claims to have slept with Kevin before he became famous, despite loudly stating that she would never ever have sex with him.
  • Brake Angrily: Baz does this with the limo in order to get Eyeball Paul to stop putting his hands up Candice and Gemma's dresses.
  • Brick Joke:
    • The girl who Kevin lied about sleeping with at the house party early in the film appears at the end now claiming to have slept with him before he was famous.
    • When trying to raise money to pay for their trip to Ibiza, Kevin and Perry are paid with a boiled egg each for washing a woman's car, which they are obviously disappointed with. Eyeball Paul later pays them the exact same way for doing menial tasks around his villa.
  • Broken Pedestal: Eyeball Paul. Kevin and Perry idolise him initially and see him as their way to becoming superstar DJs. However, he uses them to perform all the dirty jobs around his villa. What really seals it is his attempt to humiliate the lads by playing the sex tape of Kevin's parents and messages to Candice and Gemma before threatening to destroy their white label mix. At this point, Big Baz has enough of him and punches him off the stage.
  • Call-Back: Kevin's parents sing Wonderwall to each other, much to Kevin's disgust. Kevin and Perry were both established to be fans of Oasis during the original sketches.
  • Catchphrase: Many.
    • "I am not your slave!"
    • "Havin' it large!"
    • "Sorry, girls. No monsters."
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: In the opening scene, Kevin is having a fantasy about shagging Anne Boleyn.
    Mrs Patterson: Kevin! How's your homework going?
    Kevin: Fine, until you came in! *throws book into a corner*
  • Coming-of-Age Story
  • Creator Cameo: Enfield and Burke's starring roles aside, director Ed Bye appears as one of the Germans.
  • Cringe Comedy: Oh, yes.
  • Cross-Cast Role: Kathy Burke playing Perry.
  • Everybody Has Lots of Sex: The main reason Kevin and Perry want to go to Ibiza is that this apparently happens over there. For the majority of the film, the only characters who actually do have sex are Kevin's parents until the finale, where several characters (including the man in the suitcase) are screwing on the beach.
  • Eye Scream: During the end credits, Eyeball Paul's habit of taking vodka directly into his eyeball comes back to bite him, when he finds it's detached and is now floating in the bottle.
  • Fanservice Extra: One of the girls in Kevin's funeral Imagine Spot has turned up wearing only a Black Bra and Panties.
  • Gag Penis: Kevin and Perry's random erections are a Running Gag throughout the film. Kevin even foils a bank robbery when his erection sets off the alarm.
  • Germanic Efficiency: The Germans march everywhere in step like a military formation and even dance that way.
  • Home Porn Movie: Perry films Kevin's parents in the act and Eyeball Paul ends up broadcasting it in the club with Kevin and Perry's song. It works out, as the lads' mix becomes massively successful and Kevin's parents go on to write a book on sex.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Pretty much the entire premise of the film.
  • Jerkass: Eyeball Paul, who uses Kevin and Perry's admiration of him to his own ends.
    Eyeball Paul: You'll see I've just had a bangin' shit in the bog. Won't flush. You might have to push it down.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kevin, he's horrible to his parents, but he really needs them in the scene where he and Perry fall out.
  • Meaningful Name: Eyeball Paul is so called because he pours bottles of vodka into his eye. He explains that the alcohol gets into his bloodstream quicker this way. Comes back to bite him in the end, as his eyeball winds up detaching and falling into the bottle.
  • Negative Continuity: Both Kevin and Perry were established as having lost their virginity (to the same girl) in Harry Enfield and Chums. In the movie, they're still virgins.
  • Not So Different: Kevin's mother tells Kevin that the problem with him and his father is that they're too alike. Both of them state together, "What?! That is so unfair!"
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: Kevin is openly disgusted at even the slightest thought of his parents getting it on. Double so when Perry films them in the act.
  • Precision F-Strike: Eyeball Paul's "Fuck... off!"
  • Prison Rape: Perry worries about this happening if he and Kevin get caught for credit card fraud.
    Perry: We'll go to prison and get buggered by bigger boys.
    Kevin: You will. You're small.
  • Product Placement: All the cars in the film are Ford Focus.
  • Raging Stiffie: Several times.
  • Right Through His Pants:
    • The final scene on the beach when Kevin and Perry finally get together with Candice and Gemma. Averted with Mr and Mrs Patterson.
    • If you look closely, among the various couples having sex on the beach is the man in the suitcase, who is having sex with a woman in a suitcase.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Candice and Gemma.
  • Teens Are Monsters: A less extreme example, but Kevin certainly behaves like a monster toward his parents.
    • Except when he's had a row with Perry and is upset.
  • Toilet Humor: The 'floater' scene.
  • Virgin-Shaming: Pre-Ibiza, Kevin and Perry are subjected to a malicious chant of "Virgins! Virgins! Virgins!" by what seems an entire street full of their peers.


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