Monday, June 23, 2008

The Love Guru

Movie name: The Love Guru
Year of release: 2008
Director: Marco Schnabel
Stars: Mike Meyers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer, Manu Narayan, Stephen Colbert, Jim Gaffigan, Ben Kinsgley
Genre: Comedy
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 2

Synopsis:Following a hiatus of some years, Mike Meyers returns with his latest comic creation, the guru Pitka, a love guru (a healer of relationships and life organizer - and rival to Deepak Chopra). The film follows the guru's life and his particularly risky last challenge - getting a very well known couple back together. The story is, as is the case with Mike Meyers' films, extremely thin - and it's stretched to the max. However in this case, the screenplay (?) feels like an amassed series of situations stitched together, some of which are funny, but ultimately the film just feels underdeveloped. This character certainly deserved more work and a more substantial film to let it grow - as it is, it just finds some moderately funny moments, even in the presence of terrible actors as Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake. This is a definite back to the drawing board...