Written by Simon Walsh
When a London City Financial guy, Gary, gets painfully and hilariously jilted by his wife, he takes his 15-year-old son Craig to exchange the hustle and bustle of Central London, for a slower paced tranquility of a fishing village in Cornwall. Gary is chasing a childhood dream of owning a traditional sweet shop and is dragging his teenage son to ‘the middle of nowhere’ in an attempt to build their relationship and to start a better life. Unfortunately, as Gary checks his new delivery, he discovers there has been an embarrassing mix up. Instead of having stock to fill a respectable and honest sweet shop he now owns boxes full of goods for a sex shop. News spreads quickly across the small village and soon Gary is finding himself in a very awkward situation. The Mayor of the town has a strict policy of keeping his village pure - unlike the surrounding tourist towns. The Mayor has a good reason for this - a huge developer has approached the Mayor with a plan of building up the village with hotels, expensive shops and quaint housing to bring in tourism through tradition. The requirements for the developer are two-fold, the town agrees to the plan and it keeps itself as pure as driven snow. The idea of a sex shop would ruin the chances of the Mayor making his own fortune. The problem is that Gary’s son Craig has used his opportunity to sell the goods that the town was very pleased to have. When Gary joins his son in this profitable business, the Mayor quickly tries to shut him down. He does not want to lose his developer because of this seedy business. The decision to close the shop splits the village in two, causing a rift between pro and anti sex shop groups. As the two groups clash in the street forming a sizable riot, the truth behind the Mayor’s motives is exposed and he is in disgrace. However during the riot, Duncan, who received Gary’s sweets, arrives from Scotland and is able to sneak into Gary’s shop to reclaim his seedy stock. Gary is now left with sweets that he now realises will not be the business that sex would be. But is the childhood dream more important than success?