Review of the Love Guru

Right up front I’ll let you know that I simply LOVE Mike Myers. And when first word came that he was involved in a new live action movie since 5 years ago it was time for a comeback and I thought that the premise of this movie sounded terrific, but as the trailers came out I was a little skeptical.

Main Idea
Austin Powers trilogy star Mike Myers collaborates with writer Graham Gordy for this comedy concerning a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers), who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. As a young child, Pitka is abandoned at the gates of an ashram in India and taken in by kindly gurus. An American by birth, Pitka absorbs the lessons taught to him by his teachers and later returns to the United States to become a leading authority on spirituality and self-help. While Pitka’s methods are decidedly unorthodox, they may be the only means of ensuring that the Toronto Maple Leafs win the coveted Stanley Cup. The Maple Leaf’s star Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) is in trouble. His estranged wife has recently begun dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) in a vengeful effort to send her husband’s career into a tailspin, and when Roanoke starts to falter on the ice, the whole team starts to suffer. As their visions of leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Stanley Cup are quickly going up in flames, team owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer) enlist the aid of the world’s best-known relationship expert in restoring the peace between Roanoke and his wife, and getting their team back on the track to the championships.”

The Good

1) I never expected to laugh during this film at all. But there are some belly gut laughing jokes.
2) I really respect Mike Meyers idea for the Maple Leafs. He is a die hard fan and so he really did this movie for himself.
3) There were some good cameos. Which include Steven Colbert and Kanye West.

The Bad
1) Could have been funnier. Sure there some laughs but not enough to fill the shoes of Austin Powers
2) Jessica Alba. First off everything I’ve seen her in was terrible and this movie doesn’t change that fact

In the End
To me it was a poor man’s Austin Powers and even with a few laughs it wasn’t enough. And at the end of the movie you cant help but think why he didn’t do Austin Powers 4. I give it a 5.5/10

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One Response to “Review of the Love Guru”

  1. tintglass Says:

    I didn’t like it either. Being a Hindu I expected it to be offensive. It was. However it didn’t really offend my Hindu sensibilities but my general intelligence. I expected better. Zohan was better..

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