The Love Guru

Film, Comedy
1 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
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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Details

Release details

Rated:
12A
Release date:
Friday August 1 2008
Duration:
88 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Marco Schnabel
Screenwriter:
Mike Myers, Graham Gordy
Cast:
Mike Myers
Jessica Alba
Justin Timberlake
Romany Malco
Meagan Good
Omid Djalili
Ben Kingsley
Verne Troyer
Samantha Bee
Stephen Colbert
Jessica Simpson