Keith Lemon: The Film
- Director: Paul Angunawela
- Genre: Comedy
- Cert: 16
- Details: Details: UK / 84
First of all, can anyone remember when a movie version of one-note TV character actually worked? Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy Celebrity Juice, but building an entire film around its fictitious host, Keith Lemon, isn’t just pointless it's downright ridiculous and this horrific comedy proves it.
Talented impressionist (?) Leigh Francis is the titular Keith, a Northerner from Leeds who dreams of making it big in London - just like Richard Branson. Heading down south to seek fame and fortune, he promptly becomes an overnight billionaire and just as promptly loses it all. It's a redemption story, really. No, really. Somewhere in there Peter Andre and Jedward combine forces with innumerable other Z-listers to deliver a "celebrity" cameo pretty much every other scene.
While completely understanding that comedy is possibly the most subjective of genres and one person's chuckle-fest is another's comedic holocaust, Keith Lemon the movie is still utterly cack. I'm all for rude jokes, crassness and a general air of offensiveness, but there's nothing else here other than knob gags and Kelly Brook in lingerie. Granted, the latter at least stopped me from counting the lights on the cinema screen steps for a few moments.
Did it make me laugh at all? Well, sometimes films are so bad that as they move along, mercifully closing in on some form of conclusion, your expectations are lowered. But after the fifteenth gag that was pretty much the same as the second gag - just with a different celebrity - it really begins to grate.
Francis is a talented guy but making a film was a bad idea to begin with. About as funny as a tween knife-fight.
Review by Mike Sheridan | 11:54 | Friday 24th August 2012 | Movie Review
Ugh, "your" grammar is a disgrace. Don't think I'll trust "your" review. Would rather waste my own time than trust this review. Have you ever heard of proof reading?Posted 22:41 | Fri 24th Aug 2012
Ugh. Have you ever heard of a typo. Thanks for the constructive feedback.Posted 12:41 | Sat 25th Aug 2012
Never heard of Keith Lemon. Who is he? After looking at the trailer, I definitely won't be watching this film...Posted 13:47 | Sat 25th Aug 2012
By far one of the worst movies I've ever seen! Don't waste your money on this. All the best bits are shown in the trailer. Doesn't even deserve 1 star.Posted 09:39 | Thu 30th Aug 2012
When I first watched Keith Lemon's tv show I couldn't bare him. I couldn't understand why he was so popular.. (I also hated Bo Selecta!) Then one night I found myself laughing at him, as much as I tried not to. After that I really enjoyed Celebrity Juice each week, I couldn't help but laugh at his filthy humor.. So, I thought it would be quite funny seeing him on the big screen as I had surprisingly become a bit of a fan.. BIG MISTAKE!! I didn't laugh once, it was that cringe-worthy I could hardly look at the screen. It was incredibly boring and the story was terrible! It got somewhat frustrating seeing random has-beens popping up throughout the movie too. (Aka: Peter Andre, Ronan Keating etc.) At least the popcorn was nice I guess.. Meh...Posted 18:53 | Tue 4th Sep 2012
Reviews funnier than the film :)Posted 22:36 | Wed 5th Sep 2012
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