The Love Guru

Myers is back and unapologetic

Five years after appearing on the big screen (not including voice work in movies like Shrek), Mike Myers is back and better than ever as Guru Pitka – an American orphan raised to become a world-famous guru. As an adult, Pitka is only the number two guru next to his former classmate, real-life guru Deepak Chopra.

In order to out-do Chopra, Pitka decides he needs to get on the Oprah Winfrey show, and the only way to get on Oprah is to cure one of the biggest trainwreck celebrity marriages.

The co-stars of The Love Guru add to the “big brother” charm that Myers possesses. The list of co-stars includes Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Ben Kingsley, Stephen Colbert, Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Verne Troyer (“Mini-me”), Jim Gaffigan, and many great cameos.

If you do not like Myers’ style of humor (a la Austin Powers and Wayne’s World), then you’ll probably hate The Love Guru. The laughs in The Love Guru come from Myers’ usual tap of comedy – plays on word, acronyms, visual and verbal innuendo and, of course, midget jokes. The same types of jokes are used relentlessly so many times throughout the movie that you think you’d get tired of them, but because of how funny they really are, you never do.

If you’re a Myers fan, then do not miss The Love Guru – easily one of the funniest movies of the year.

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

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