Oh Mike Myers, what were you thinking? The Love Guru (2008), Myers first live-action film since Austin Powers: Goldmember (2002), is 86 minutes of Austin Powers type jokes in Hindu garb. Of course the jokes on me, I actually sat through the whole film. One would think that after six years of crafting ideas for a feature film Myers could come up with something better than this. I enjoyed Mike Myers during his Saturday Night Live days, with skits like Wayne's World and Sprokets, but it's time to grow up do something different, or at least, entertaining. Mike Myers is quickly becoming the new Eddie Murphy, expect that Eddie used to be really funny and play characters in movies that didn't involve over-the-top outfits, storylines, and makeup.
Okay, now to the movie. Myers stars as Guru Pitka, an american born guru, who specializes relationship management. When the Toronto Maple Leaf's star player seperates from his wife, thus hampering their chances of a Stanley Cup, Guru Pitka is called in to save the day. There are a few highlights in the movie, the hockey announcers played by Stephen Colbert and Jim Gaffigan are pretty funny and Justin Timberlake (who's acting is far superior to his musical talent in my opinion) is steller. That's about it though.
The Love Guru, is 86 minutes of nonsense and the reverberations of it's viewing have stuck with me all week because I can't get the songs from the movie out of head. Oh, I forgot the musical numbers, which are popular songs, like Dolly Parton's Nine to Five and Steve Miller's The Joker sung Guru Pitka style. If you love mindless humor and bodily functions jokes, The Love Guru is for you. However, I strongly recommend not watching this movie.