Sunday, April 8, 2012

Confessions of a Porn Addict

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Confessions of a Porn Addict - 4 out of 5

I'm a big fan of the Canadian program Kenny vs. Spenny and the two men involved in the show; Spencer Rice and Kenny Hotz.  After their program that saw these two men compete in weekly challenges like who can eat the most meat, lose the most weight, dance the longest and more, came to an end I was heart-broken.  However, each man went on to make their own shows and it seemed, although it's never been confirmed, that their challenges went from a weekly television show to the real world as it honestly seemed they entered into a Who Can Make the Best Show contest.  Kenny created Triumph of the Will and Spenny made Single White Spenny.  If you read my reviews of the shows (and, believe it or not, Kenny actually read my review of Triumph of the Will!!!!) Kenny Hotz's show was far superior as it stayed very close to the formula, albeit a more mature and more evolved version, of the Kenny vs Spenny program.

Who Can Watch the Most Porn.  If only Season 7 of KvS happened.

Well, being a huge fan of these two guys--yes, even Spenny who, if you've seen the show, is an annoying whiny person who flies off the handle at the drop of a hat but that's why I like the guy--and being a fan, I do what I usually do and seek out the other material they've been in.  Today I'm reviewing a mockumentary that Spenny made called Confessions of a Porn Addict.  After sitting through the entire season of his show Single White Spenny and dealing with his absolutely atrocious writing and acting, I was expecting to be entertained in the usual way I'm entertained by Spenny--laughing at how awful the stuff he makes is.  Shockingly however, I found this movie to be actually well put together and entertaining.

A sweaty man in a film called Confessions of a Porn Addict...he must be sick with the flu.

Spencer "Spenny" Rice plays Mark Tobias, a man who is--if you couldn't guess from the title--is obsessed with pornography.  After being caught masturbating at a video rental facility, Mark is facing some trouble with the law and asks a friend of his to film his journey trying to get better from his addiction and hopes it will help him in his fight with the law.  As the mock-doc progresses, we learn that Mark's wife left him because of his addiction and, shockingly discovers, she left him to do porno.  Adding to his quest to cure his addiction, he now must find and get his wife back.

Fans of KvS may recognize this man...even with the boom mic in the way.


Like I said, when I sat down to watch this, because it was made by Spencer Rice, I expected something of poor quality as visions of his poorly produced, written and acted series danced in my head.  However, the movie was really well put together, told a funny and interesting story and the acting was fantastic...even Spenny was convincing and if you've seen Single White Spenny, you know that he's not the best actor.

You gotta respect a man who loves his job.


The concept is funny on its own but the presentation sells it.  It feels like a real documentary and you're quick to forget that the man you see on the screen once was challenging his roommate to who can stay in a haunted house the longest.  There are a couple of occasions where the signature Spenny freak outs are seen in the film but these scenes are few and far between as the movie is built upon a solid story, realistic presentation and humor derived more out of the situation than watching him be humiliated by Kenny on Kenny vs. Spenny.  I never thought I would say this but Spenny did something great without Kenny by his side.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you sir, glad you enjoyed and understood our little movie

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    1. No, thank you for directing a truly entertaining and humorous movie!

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