Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

Director: Kelly Makin Year: 1996 Run Time: 89min

The hilarious tale of a pharmaceutical firm’s rise and fall after executives pressure a scientist (McDonald) to release a hastily tested antidepressant. The drug makes people remember their happiest moments, but has some rather unfortunate and unintended side effects!

The film stars and was written by The Kids in the Hall, one of Canada’s best loved and most internationally acclaimed comedy troupes. Made on the heels of their successful five-season TV show, Brain Candy is an uproarious social satire of both Big Business and modern science.

An off-beat, oddball combination of cerebral humour and belly laughs, Brain Candy is sure to delight any Kids in the Hall fan.

Staff Pick:

"Canada's "Kids" produced the darkest comedy of the 90s. Criminally underrated and brilliant." —Mark


Kelly Makin


Norm Hiscock, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney


Lorne Michaels, Tom Rosenberg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, David Steinberg


Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson


Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy


English, Dubbed in French


EN Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French


Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy is filmed and set in Ontario. Kelly Makin is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
14A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
G Québec
14A Saskatchewan
14A Yukon