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Love's Kitchen (2011)

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Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dougray Scott ... Rob
Sarah Sharman ... Waitress
Katrine De Candole ... Françoise
Lee Boardman ... Loz
Michelle Ryan ... Shauna
Matthew Clancy Matthew Clancy ... Ingo
Rick Panesar Rick Panesar ... Kitchen Staff
Suzi Salkeld Suzi Salkeld ... Kitchen Staff
Tony Mann Tony Mann ... Food Critic
Holly Gibbs ... Michelle
Gordon Ramsay ... Gordon Ramsay
Philip Cross Philip Cross ... Gordon Ramsay's PA
Simon Callow ... Guy Witherspoon
Seretta Wilson ... Jill (as Serretta Wilson)
Claire Forlani ... Kate Templeton
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Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decides to spice up his life by turning a run-down country pub into a gourmet restaurant. His food catches the eye - and taste buds - of beautiful American food critic Kate Templeton (Claire Forlani) and they soon both write a recipe for love that leaves both their hearts - and their stomachs - in full. Written by madjanssen

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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7 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott are married in real life. See more »

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Rob instructs Kate on the "proper" way to use a knife. He tells her to place her index finger on the back side of the blade which is a very unsafe way to cut. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Everything Sunshine
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A Bit of British Trifle
4 February 2012 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

LOVE'S KITCHEN is one of those background movies -something to put on the screen while filing, doing a puzzle, or some other task that needs little attention but an occasional distraction. Written and directed James Hacking, it is a predictable story with a predictable script and put together in a casual way that at least doesn't stir any feathers. Nor does it stir much genuine interest. It seems like a paste together story for husband/wife team of Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani.

Befuddled Rob Haley (Dougray Scott) was apparently a rising chef in London, put down by food critic Kate Templeton (Claire Forlani), and further distracted by the death of his wife. In response to the need for change he moves to the country where he finds a pub-like spot in which he decides to create a café - a truly gourmet spot in the middle of nowhere. He hires friends to help cook and wait tables. He garners interest from the townsfolk for his delicious cuisine - especially his 'perfect trifle'. His efforts do not go unnoticed - Kate Templeton visits, loves the food, and naturally falls in love with Rob... Etc Etc Etc

There is nothing wrong with this bit of British fluff: it just doesn't register on the scale. There are a few sidebars of some note and some cameos by the likes of Simon Callow. But for the most part this is background entertainment. Not bad, just background.

Grady Harp


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