The Love Guru (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out rating:

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Time Out says

Tue Jul 29 2008

They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Well ‘they’ obviously haven’t seen ‘The Love Guru’, an overgrown dirt-patch of clunking juvenilia from the sick mind of writer/star Mike Myers which sees the once-heralded Canadian funnyman now frantically scrabbling at the piss/shit/snot-flecked depths of the low-brow comedy slop bucket.

Supposedly a bawdy satire about society’s dependence on spiritual gurus who spout quick-fix answers and acronym-heavy mantra, it feels more like Myers has been in a state of cryogenesis since finishing the last ‘Austin Powers’ movie and has chosen to produce an outmoded ’70s-style sex comedy where chastity belt and erection jokes are still considered hard comic currency. Myers’s central performance as the hirsute, heavily spangled Guru Pitka is woefully misjudged, exposing his limited breadth as a comic performer as each lewd, sub-schoolyard gag sinks quicker than a limbless pack mule in an ocean of sludge.
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12A

UK release:

Fri Aug 1, 2008

Duration:

88 mins

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Scott

S-H-I-T-E. Complete and utter waste of money. Plot was ridiculous and the film failed miserably in it's main aim - to make you laugh. It wasn't funny in the slightest.. That sort of comedy has been done to death. Mike Myers is the same in every comedy film he acts in. Typical American comedy - utter drivel. Do not waste your money on this like I did. The only consolation was that it was Orange Wednesday so I only paid half-price. (I still felt I had been robbed)

Scott

S-H-I-T-E. Complete and utter waste of money. Plot was ridiculous and the film failed miserably in it's main aim - to make you laugh. It wasn't funny in the slightest.. That sort of comedy has been done to death. Mike Myers is the same in every comedy film he acts in. Typical American comedy - utter drivel. Do not waste your money on this like I did. The only consolation was that it was Orange Wednesday so I only paid half-price. (I still felt I had been robbed)

Mouse

Maybe because it isn't a groundbreaking film that all the critics are automatically saying it is crap. I saw it last week and laughed all the way through. Who cares about a silly plot, as long as something makes you enjoy it. It must be the PC brigade writing all the negative reviews

Mouse

Maybe because it isn't a groundbreaking film that all the critics are automatically saying it is crap. I saw it last week and laughed all the way through. Who cares about a silly plot, as long as something makes you enjoy it. It must be the PC brigade writing all the negative reviews

Michael

moz just because you didnt like the film does not mean everyone has to think the same and has a low "IQ" , i found the film had a poor story line but was funny! the film was made to be funny and it was jst that id reconmend going c'ing it with your mates its a good laugh

Michael

moz just because you didnt like the film does not mean everyone has to think the same and has a low "IQ" , i found the film had a poor story line but was funny! the film was made to be funny and it was jst that id reconmend going c'ing it with your mates its a good laugh

Moz

I think the fact that the people who seemed to like this film either write in text speak or haven't even seen the film speaks volumes. Mike Myers at his typical crap self plays one of the worst characters ever conceived in cinema history. If you're the kind of cretin who likes penis jokes and scripts which are so predictable you could practically direct the film as it happens... you'll like this nonsense. Anyone else with an IQ anywhere near average will heed warnings to stay the hell away.

Moz

I think the fact that the people who seemed to like this film either write in text speak or haven't even seen the film speaks volumes. Mike Myers at his typical crap self plays one of the worst characters ever conceived in cinema history. If you're the kind of cretin who likes penis jokes and scripts which are so predictable you could practically direct the film as it happens... you'll like this nonsense. Anyone else with an IQ anywhere near average will heed warnings to stay the hell away.

Blonde

i found this movie rli funni as mi nd mi m8 had a proper laugh watchin it bt austin powers is still a legend film and hard to follow off

Blonde

i found this movie rli funni as mi nd mi m8 had a proper laugh watchin it bt austin powers is still a legend film and hard to follow off

Charlotte and Jennie

We are going to see the love guru today and we are greatly looking forward to it. I hope we can come on the site afterwards be glad we gave it 5 stars. It has high expectations to achieve.

Charlotte and Jennie

We are going to see the love guru today and we are greatly looking forward to it. I hope we can come on the site afterwards be glad we gave it 5 stars. It has high expectations to achieve.

chris overton

For what the film is it is very good, good comic timing and a great cast. I laughed alot, mike myres is brilliant, he is very good and sticks to what he is good at, very good script, plus ben kingsley was in it, anything he is in is of a high standard. great movie!

chris overton

For what the film is it is very good, good comic timing and a great cast. I laughed alot, mike myres is brilliant, he is very good and sticks to what he is good at, very good script, plus ben kingsley was in it, anything he is in is of a high standard. great movie!

Andrew Torrez

This movie sucks, of course, but a lot of U.S. comedians suck as well...in fact, even Eddie Murphy or Steve Martins forgot how to make good comedies. So, if canadians are obnoxious, so are the U.S.actors.

Andrew Torrez

This movie sucks, of course, but a lot of U.S. comedians suck as well...in fact, even Eddie Murphy or Steve Martins forgot how to make good comedies. So, if canadians are obnoxious, so are the U.S.actors.

James Black

I agree that Myers is awful, but WHO is playing good comedies in U.S. nowadays? The last yankee comedy I had seen was 'Bowfinger', and I can´t remeber other good yankee comedy for the last 15 years...

James Black

I agree that Myers is awful, but WHO is playing good comedies in U.S. nowadays? The last yankee comedy I had seen was 'Bowfinger', and I can´t remeber other good yankee comedy for the last 15 years...