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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a load of hog washBy a customer , 01 Jul 2011i dont watch comedy and this one was c---p i could not make head or tail of the plot so i did not bother to prolong my boredoom
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the love GuruBy sduk (80 reviews) from Smethwick , 20 Dec 2010yeah it sucks pretty much sums it up.
It has one or 2 decent jokes but nothing you havent heard before.
The ONLY saving grace is Jessica Alba.
Pitiful! It is that bad!By Ellieurs (10 reviews) from Rural Suffolk , 16 Dec 2010I read the reviews on here and thought to myself it really can't be that bad, it's MIke Myers, it can't be that awful.
Trust me - it's even worse than anyone would think with the credentials of this film. It is so bad it has moved to the top of my worst ever film list.
It may, and that is a potential of 'may', be funny to teenage boys who like 'bottom' humour - not me. Even his comic timing seems to be totally off and it's amazing watching the featurette that so many people found time to be part of this project.
Don't bother, the least funny film ever.
A meagre smileBy a customer from Surrey , 30 Jul 2010Not as funny as all those involved in this film think it is. Rather childish and tired humour and distinctly average acting to boot!
Silly and Embaressing!By Emman2307 (21 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 17 Jun 2010Overrall its not a great movie, it tries way too hard to be funny and some of the acting is diabolical. But you have to remember its not trying to make cinematic history, its just a silly fun film which at some points is quite funny, especially scenes between Mike Myers and Verne Troyer. Probably the worst part of this film is Justin Timberlake. Yes, he is meant to be acting stupidly but it was just SO embaressing. I had to turn it off at one point he was just so cringeworthy! But its worth a watch if you have a silly sense of humour. But i would stay clear if your looking for a good film!