Love's Kitchen stinks for Gordon Ramsay
Take Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani...wait, you lost me there for a moment...add in Peter Bowles, Simon Callow, Michelle Ryan, Cherie Lunghi and a few other recognisable names and you should have something interesting.
I mean a plot about a well known chef whose wife dies in an accident, loses all hope, and is inspired to begin again from scratch, finding love on the way in the guise of a restaurant critic, sounds like it has something doesn't it?
Well it doesn't. Even the appearance of Gordon Ramsay in the film couldn't save it from a fate worse than death, the merest of takings at the box office of £121 on its opening weekend.
Mind you there are a number of things to consider about Love's Kitchen from the Daily Mail story, one it's not all about Ramsay, Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani...sorry, you lost me there again...are the leads with Ramsay having a short cameo, it only played in five screens, and it will probably get something more on DVD and streaming.
Generally, critics have panned Love's Kitchen though, and you can tell why when you see the trailer, it does look badly put together, well the trailer does. It really hurts to say bad things against actors you've enjoyed seeing in roles, and especially Scottish ones.
I like Dougray Scott and he's had some great roles, and his wife Claire Forlani...sorry, once again...is not only gorgeous but she's a cracking actress as well. Then there's the excellent Simon Callow and the rising light of Michelle Ryan that almost made it to Hollywood and has stalled somewhat.
There are all good components, but from the sounds of it, it's just been executed so badly. Here's a trailer so you can see what it looks like, and at least some critics liked it, there's a positive from Total Film.
Mind you with the tag lines "things are about to heat up" and an original title of "No Ordinary Trifle", you have to wonder...