The Love Guru (2008)
Director: Marco Schnabel
Cast: Mike Myers as Maurice / Guru Pitka / Young Pitka / Teenage Pitka / Himself, Jessica Alba as Jane Bullard, Justin Timberlake as Jacques 'Le Coq' Grande, Romany Malco as Darren Roanoke, Meagan Good as Prudence Roanoke, Ben Kingsley as Guru Tugginmypudha, Verne Troyer as Coach Punch Cherkov, Jessica Simpson as Herself, Kanye West as Himself, Deepak Chopra as Himself, Rob Blake as Himself, Manu Narayan as Rajneesh, John Oliver as Dick Pants, Stephen Colbert as Jay Kell, Jim Gaffigan as Trent Lueders
If you hate Mike Myers then this movie will be your holy grail...the
one you hold high and proclaim loudly "See, I told you this A-Hole
If you love Mike Myers (as I do, in a totally manly non-ancient-Greece
type way) then you'll just have to hang your head and silently agree.
What in Krishna's name went wrong here? How could these people have sat
in an editing room and watched this hundreds of times during the final
cut and not said to themselves " I have to save Mike Myers from
himself!" I only had to watch the first fifteen minutes ONCE before I
was ready to walk out.
How do I hate thee, let me count the ways; BAD acting, BAD casting, BAD
writing, BAD directing, BAD dialogue, BAD excuse for a hockey mask
(What is this, 1975?)
Is there anything good in this movie? YES! Romany Malco (Weeds, The 40
Year Old Virgin) rises above the dreck by playing a real person in a
comic book universe. He's funny, sympathetic and believable; in short,
everything this movie IS NOT.
I did get some good laughs though, out of the previews for "Tropic
Thunder" and "Hamlet II". Do yourself a favor and miss this one
(throwing up popcorn is a painful experience!)