The Love Guru details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Mike Myers, Meagan Good, Jessica Simpson, Ben Kingsley, Verne Troyer, Romany Malco, Omid Djalili|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Love Guru
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Dec 2008|
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Terrible!!!By Meako (59 reviews) from Sheffield , 17 Jul 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Mike Myers' comedies rank highly in my books. Wayne's World 1 and 2 are both immensely rewatchable, and the Austin Powers series get better and better on repeated viewing. In the absence of a fourth Powers film, the anticipation for this new character in The Love Guru was high. Sadly the end result is terrible!
Feeling more like a series of sketches than even Goldmember did, the film follows the Guru Pitka (Mike Myers) as he tries to reunite a failing hockey player, Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) with his true love in an attempt to get his game back. If he succeeds then he hopes to be invited onto Opera, and from there the world will be his. Jessica Alba plays the despised new owner of the Hockey team, and a somewhat love interest for the guru himself, and Verne Troyer (Mini-Me) plays the rude and permenantly angry Coach Cherkov. During the film we see the occasional flashback to Pitka's training under the tutorlage of Guru Tugginmypudha, played by Ben Kingsley who should be more ashamed of this than the Thunderbirds fiasco. Finally Justin Timberlake plays the love rival for Roanoke, the rather endowed Jaques Grandes.
The few laughs that do come are far between, and also in the trailer, meaning that the majority of the film is packed with gags that miss the mark totally, or are delivered so badly that they are spoilt. Myers tries too hard to do the knowing wink-to-the-camera that worked in his past comedies, and instead it feels like he is begging us to laugh. Whereas on, say, Goldmemeber you got the feeling that all the cast had a great time making the film, and the energy flowed onto the screen, here there is none of that feeling.
A terrible entry into Myers' CV, and one which he will probably try to brush under the carpet in the future.
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This was average...By a customer from Exeter, England , 24 Jul 2009... i guess though i'm comparing it to Austin Powers! But it fell short of that by a long way which is why i was disappointed... none the less though... it was fun...
Mojo-less MyersBy Kaxxx (46 reviews) from Portadown, N.Ireland , 22 Jul 2009I knew it, I KNEW IT!! Austin Powers revamped...Badly! I think the corner of my mouth twitched like twice in this movie. Thats as close to even crackin a smile as I got! Predictable, predictable, predictable. Wont give away the ending folks (heaven forbid) but I guarantee any of you guys out there with even half a brain will guess the entire plot, gags (well, I say gags) and end of this disaster in the first 20 mins - IF you can bear to stay with it that long.
I've been a huge fan of Mike Myers since SNL (remember Phillip the hyper kid? - Brilliant!) and got psyched anytime I heard he had a new flick coming out but after 'Cat In The Hat' and 'Shrek 3', I knew this was gonna be a muck up too. I really dont see why at this stage of his career Mike continues to re-hash the same tired dick and fart jokes through the guise of an unfunny cartoon character like Guru Pitka. Why cant he put out something more akin to 'So I married An Axe Murderer'? Something a little more more grown up that would appeal to the audience of fans that grew up with his comedy rather than a bunch of pre-pubescent teens at a saturday matinee.
The Love Guru has proved what i'd been fearin for a while boys and girls...Mike's lost his mojo.
Mike Meyers at his bestBy MsLilly (265 reviews) from London , 15 Jul 2009Even though this was too slapstick, it was still very very funny and well worth having a look, Mike Meyer at his best. Even though some of the jokes are very predictable the use of CGI makes for some hilarious scenes, especially a young Mike Meyers!!!!
Laugh a minuteBy a customer from Tamworth , 05 Jul 2009found this so funny, much better that Austin Powers, It was worth the watch
funniest...By a customer from Sheffield , 05 Jul 2009classic Mike Myers...fantastic,really funny,lots of cameos too.