Keith Lemon: The Film
is a film that plays very much to an established fan base. Starring Leigh Francis in the title role, and he served as co-writer too, the film sees Keith Lemon taking an invention off to London to try and make his fortune. Things don’t quite go to plan, as you might expect, and across 85 minutes, Lemon finds himself navigating a mixture of ups and down.
It’s a film strewn with celebrity cameos, with Francis joined by the likes of Emma Bunton, Gary Barlow, Phillip Schofield, Jedward and David Hasselhoff, and there’s fun to be had in spotting famous faces as they breeze by. If you’re not a hardened Keith Lemon fan, though, there’s not too much more entertainment on offer. Most of the jokes fall flat, sadly, and the movie feels a good deal longer than it actually is.
The disc offers footage that wasn’t available in the theatrical release, though, and there’s been real and appreciated effort made here to offer extra value. And, if you’re in the right mood, Keith Lemon: The Film isn’t without the odd chuckle. Furthermore, if you’re a hardened fan of the character, you might just be in for a treat. --Jon Foster
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Anamorphic Widescreen, Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Get ready for the uncut, lewderer, cruderer and ruderer comedy treat of the year - Keith Lemon: The Film. Ooosh, bang tidy! The best person on telly hits the big screen in this story of rags to riches... and that fit bird, Kelly Brook. In this outrageous and hilarious adventure, Keith Lemon comes to London from Leeds and, just like his hero Richard Branson, becomes an overnight billionaire! Then an over day failure before finding the road to redemption. With so much unseen stuff that wasn't allowed in the cinemas, and bursting with juicy special features, this extended DVD will have you shipped off to the hospital with your sides splitting. Get ready to laugh your pants off. ...Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)