The Love Guru (2008)

I desperately wanted The Love Guru to be a good movie. I just went and saw it with three friends and the general consensus is that Mike Myers made the worst movie of his career.

Parts of The Love Guru were filmed down the street from my house on Lake Ontario. I watched as the film crew built the incredible sets at Bluffers Park and I took several photographs last summer. Unfortunately The Love Guru is so bad that I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, even for a video rental. It doesn’t deserve a theatrical release.

Almost everything in this movie has been recycled from other Mike Myers films. The gags just aren’t funny the second time around. Take a pass on this film unless you want to see the Maple Leafs win their first Stanley Cup in over 30 years. *

Films are rated from 1 to 4 stars.

UPDATE: I just read a Love Guru review by Harry Knowles that I feel is spot on:

Unbelievably unspeakably awful. THE LOVE GURU is astonishingly rancid… With this film, Myers puts a shotgun in the mouth of comedy and kills it. This isn’t merely a bad film, but a painful experience that you keep telling yourself to leave. However, I have a very strong belief in witnessing the terror.

I’ll be surprised if Mike Myers gets an opportunity to make another comedy after this debacle.

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