The Love Guru on DVD

The Love Guru on DVD. No one associated with Mike Myers’ latest venture into self-love (he writes, he produces, he acts) will be thrilled to have this horrible, horrible movie in their filmography. Myers tries to incorporate his passions for eastern philosophies and ice hockey with a script in which he plays a guru hired by the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Jessica Alba) to reunite her star player and his wife, who is now living with a rival goaltender (Justin Timberlake). The guru must overcome his own desires for fame and popularity in order to achieve success with his client and find peace for himself. The attempts to poke fun at the commercialism of self-help experts and Bollywood films generally fall flat and the sometimes sexually suggestive writing that generates laughs in the Austin Powers’ series devolves into trashy toilet humor not worth repeating here.
If you do make the mistake of watching this film, there are a few redeeming points such as Timberlake’s portrayal of the egotistical French-Canadian net minder who loves all things native to his beloved Quebec and whose claim to fame is his overly large central appendage. Stephen Colbert and Jim Gaffigan provide a reasonably funny, though not original, parody of hockey announcers and the hockey scenes themselves are well done despite several factual errors that one would have expected a fan like Myers could have corrected. The bonus features for the DVD have some good moments as well.

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