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The Love Guru

The Love Guru
Starring:
Jessica Alba, Romany Malco, Verne Troyer and Mike Myers


Rated: PG-13 
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: June 20, 2008 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Mike Myers co-wrote and stars in this comedy that's short on laughs.

He plays Guru Pitka, a long haired, curly bearded counselor to the love-lorn. He's made quite a nice life for himself giving out "feel good" advice, and he has a large following just waiting to hear his spiritual sayings.

Jessica Alba plays the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs team, and she calls on the expertise of Pitka when her star player, Daren Roanoke (Romany Malco) falls into a slump over his love life with his wife.

Justin Timberlake plays a silly character who is a rival for Darren's wife's affections. Also, Verne Troyer (Austin Powers' Mini Me) shows up as the team manager.

Myer's character is fun to watch at first, but his continual face making and repetitive dialogue and jokes quickly become tiresome. He uses frequent referrals to bathroom humor, or should I say, attempts at humor, and most of it just is not funny.

It's been six years since the last Austin Powers sequel, and with his latest comedic character, all I have to say is: back to the drawing board.

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