Kenny (FilmsWeLike, 2006) D: Clayton Jacobson, w/ Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra. Rating: NNN; DVD package: NNN
Kenny Smyth does portable toilets in Melbourne. He delivers, installs, maintains and cleans them for outdoor festivals large and small. He gets grief from the public, his customers, his ex-wife, his dad and brother, his odd co-workers and louts who set the toilets on fire. He narrates it all with fact, philosophy and wit. I like "a smell that's gonna outlast religion." He's even got an almost plausible story about the origin of the word "shit." He's very funny.
Director Clayton Jacobson's solid hand-held documentary-style camera follows Kenny to the festivals and a toilet convention in Nashville. The odd thing is, Kenny is an actor. He's Shane Jacobson, the director's brother. Everyone else is an actor, too. At least, they've all got different names in the credits, but they all seem to be playing themselves. His onscreen father is played by a Jacobson, as is his son. Very strange.
Kenny/Shane even does the commentary in character. Like the movie, it's very funny.
EXTRAS Commentary, promotional tour doc, deleted scenes. Widescreen. English audio and subtitles.