Edmondson's anarchic, loud, excessive comedy is so crude, so lewd, that it will probably try the patience of even TV's Bottom fans. A cheap take-off of Fawlty Towers, it's set in an island holiday pad run by dodgy voyeur and all-round fleecer Richie Twat (Mayall) and his thick buddy Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba (Edmondson). The food sucks; most rooms overlook a nuclear power station; and sex starved, foul mouthed Mr Twat just can't resist rummaging through his guests' underwear. The admittedly hilarious opening sight of Eddie speeding manically on his motorbike sets the tone: we're talking imbecilic bog humour, with stains; everything is pushed to the extreme. If your toes don't curl, that's because you've already left the cinema.
Cast and crew
Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall Adrian Edmondson Vincent Cassel Hélène Mahieu Bill Nighy Simon Pegg Fenella Fielding Lisa Palfrey Kate Ashfield