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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
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Cast
Dougray Scott
Claire Forlani
Michelle Ryan.
Directors
James Hacking.
Screenwriters
James Hacking.
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Love's Kitchen
Romance with extra helpings of cheese


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Plot
Rob Haley (Scott) is a talented and ambitious London chef on the way up. But the death of his wife leads him out of the big city and to a quiet country pub to start again. The arrival of an American food critic (Forlani) soon injects some frisson into his life.


Review
Love's Kitchen
Dougray Scott stars with real-life wife Claire Forlani in this British comedy-drama. He’s Rob, a widowed restaurateur who decides to take over a country pub. Coincidentally, one of the locals has a US food critic daughter, Kate (Forlani), who’s newly divorced. The rest is inevitable and rarely involving, although there’s a certain sleepy country-gastro-pub charm about the setting, and Simon Callow is occasionally fun. The pace is off, though, and the dialogue rarely convinces. This feels far more amateur than you’d expect of a film with this cast. The lowest point comes when Gordon Ramsay turns up as himself, offering advice to his old chum. “Don’t quit the day job” springs to mind.


Verdict
Ham, corn and cheese are the only things this kitchen is serving up - even before Gordon Ramsay's awful cameo.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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