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Love's Kitchen (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 June 2011 (USA)
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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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James Hacking

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James Hacking
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 - full. Written by madjanssen

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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Among the many comedies that can be watched for free on "Fawesome" (Forever Awesome TV & Movies) through Roku and other streaming services. 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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Open Arms
Performed by Gary Go
Written by Gary Go & Andreas Eide Larsen
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
© TCR Music Ltd Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
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Charming Little Movie
20 June 2011 | by helenahandbag-1See all my reviews

No it's not perfect, but something Love's Kitchen has that so many movies don't have these days is heart... and a superb performance on the part of Simon Callow, who alone is worth seeing the film for. I was thinking about his character for days afterward, chuckling.

When you consider all the things Love's Kitchen (formerly -- and I believe, superiorly titled No Ordinary Trifle), had working against it (namely the budget -- 'twas A LOT to accomplish for a mere $1M), naysayers should really cut first time writer/director Mr. Hacking some slack. It's a sweet little movie which epicureans in particular will find themselves salivating over on occasion. I will say it's odd to me that there wasn't more chemistry between the leads (they're married I believe), but individually I liked each of them fine (Dougray Scott more than Claire Forlani, but admittedly, I am a heterosexual female) and had no trouble swallowing that these two beautiful people might fall for each other -- though I'd have liked to have seen a bit more of that process so that it felt more organic/less contrived (which is not a unique problem in the genre).

In any case, anyone who has a soft spot for feel good romantic comedies will certainly enjoy Love's Kitchen. For my money, it's a FAR CRY above the 27 Dresses type schlock that Hollywood turns out in this arena time and time again. For that alone, I give everyone involved a lot of credit!

And lastly -- why does everyone hate on Gordon Ramsay? It's a cameo part perfect for a famous chef at the top of his game which any new director would be a fool not to seize upon!


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