17 flock to see Gordon Ramsay turkey
Love's Kitchen takes £121 in opening week
Sweary chef Gordon Ramsay looks a likely Razzie candidate after his film debut attracted just 17 cinemagoers in its opening week.
Romcom Love's Kitchen opened in the UK last Friday, and the Sun reckons it took a lean 121 quid in five cinemas, or "£1 more than the cost of a meal at one of his posh restaurants".
The movie copped a severe shoeing even before it was served up on the big screen. The makers ill-advisedly posted a trailer on YouTube, and despite director James Hacking's claim that Gordo's performance "had the cast in stitches", one commenter gasped: "Oh my word what an absolute stinker."
That extended trailer has now been removed, but if you want to see what all the fuss is about, you're advised to pop a couple of valium washed down with a stiff brandy and click here.
US viewers wishing to partake of the "banquet of awfulness" can fill their boots when the film goes straight to DVD across the Pond. ®
Turkey Gordon Bleugh
Why is it Gordon's turkey? He was only in the film as a cameo, though he seemed to have difficulty pulling off a Gordon Ramsay impersonation. Yes the film is utter cack though I would blame the director and script writer and the real actors rather Ramsay,
Anonymous cause I don't want anyone to know I went to see it, well was dragged along by the missus, honest 'guv.
the only "big" name?
* Dougray Scott
* Simon Callow
* Peter Bowles
* Lee Boardman
(okay, the last two are pushing the point a bit)
I think they've shot themselves in the foot by featuring the wanker Ramsey so much in the trailer, it seems a fairly standard British rom-com but people will stay away as nobody in their right mind likes Gordon Ramsey.
Hard to live down
Even a lavish hard-hitting ITV drama does better than 17 punters.