Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy' (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy' (1999)



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Movie Info

Canadian comedy favorites The Kids in the Hall make their feature-film debut in this acid-laced social satire of modern science and Big Business. The five troupers play 32 roles as they chronicle the desperate attempts of a pharmaceutical company teetering on the brink of financial ruin to stay afloat.


Dave Foley
as Marv / Psychiatrist / New guy / Raymond Hurdicure
Bruce McCulloch
as Alice / Cisco / Grivo / Worm pill scientist / Cop #2
Kevin McDonald
as Dr. Chris Cooper / Doreen / Chris' Dad / Lacey
Mark McKinney
as Simon / Don Roritor / Cabbie / Gunther / Cop #1
Janeane Garofalo
as Woman At Party
Brendan Fraser
as Placebo Patient
Amy Smith
as Raymond's Kid
Lachlan Murdoch
as Raymond's Kid
Christopher Redman
as Wally's Son
Erica Lancaster
as Wally's Daughter
Jonathan Wilson
as Panicky Assistant
Tony Ning
as Mai Tai Waiter
Jason Barr
as Young Chris
Jack Jessop
as Old Man in Audience
Sharon Dyer
as Woman in Audience
Diane Flacks
as Tom Jones Girl
Barbara Lynn Redpath
as Wally's Neighbor
Jason D'Addario
as Wally's Neighbor
Carrie Betker
as Wally's Neighbor
Elijah R. Brown
as Wally's Neighbor
Trenton Howe
as Wally's Neighbor
Pat Patterson
as Wally's Neighbor
Kay Hawtrey
as Wally's Neighbor
Adam Reid
as Scarred Teenager
Larry Mannell
as Scientist
Donald Tripe
as Scientist
Kirsten Johnson
as Scientist
Lindsay Leese
as Scientist
Andy Jones
as Monkey Scientist
Thom Bell
as Old Man in Pie
Eric Tunney
as Wally's Lover
Ann Holloway
as Disco Woman
Amanda Payton Stewart
as Young Disco Woman
Sherry Hilliard
as Coma Queen
Jenni Soosar
as Runner-up
Ingrid Hart
as Runner-up
Jared Wall
as Miguel
Paul Bellini
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy'

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (13)

A bold and totally off-the-wall comedy.

August 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The ensemble is assured and adroitly gets the gags across without telegraphing punch lines.

May 19, 2008

A twisted comedy for twisted times, this movie made me happy. Go figure.

March 31, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A quintet of Canadian TV comedians hit the cinema screen with a splat.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

A splendid showcase for their diverse, frisky talents.

June 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Some of this is very funny; much of it isn't.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy'


Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy is the first film of the Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the hall, and it is a very funny film. I'm a huge fan of KITH and their show was the finest sketch comedy TV show that I have ever seen. How does the troupe transcends to the big screen? Well, it's not a perfect film, but the Kids in the Hall manage to keep their eccentric brand of humor in the film, which in turn makes for an entertaining film to watch for fans of the show. Brain Candy is not a comedy for everyone as it will most certainly alienate viewers. The cast here is great and the storyline is terrific for what they try to accomplish. Brain Candy is entertaining and will definitely appeal to KITH fans, but to those not familiar with the troupe, they want to pass it up as they won't find it funny. As a diehard fan of KITH and the show, I thought this was a well crafted comedy that had the traditional elements that you'd come to expect from the Kids. At times, the film could have been reworked to make it a highly memorable film, but as it is, it's funny, but it of course leaves room for improvement. I felt that Show was much better, and that the troupe put more effort into their skits than on this film. I'm not saying the film is bad, I'm just saying there is room for improvement. For what it is, it's a fun comedy worth seeing if you're a fan of the KITH, but like I said, you may want to skip it, if you're not familiar with their work. Anyone looking for a final glimpse of the troupe may want to check this one out, as their later work, would depart from what they previously did on the show and in this film.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

ehh.... it aint no American pie: naked mile, dats da trufe.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

It's exactly like stummies! But it makes flipper babies. This movie was great, but after a while it got to that point where it felt like they were just making stuff to fill time.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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