After a relatively lengthy hiatus from the big screen, Mike Myers is back with a new movie, and this time it’s not another Austin Powers sequel.
the new movie is The Love Guru, which was also written by Myers himself. The story revolves around Pitka, an American who grew up abroad and was raised by gurus. He goes back to the US to take advantage of the growing self-help industry, promoting himself as a self-styled “love” guru. Alongside Myers will be co-stars Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Verne Troyer.
I’ve already seen the initial trailer for the movie and there were some funny scenes there. Would this be as funny as Myers’ Austin Powers movies? I really don’t know, but I’m a big enough fan of Myers that I’m willing to take a gamble on this movie.
The Love Guru will be shown on June 20, 2008.
The Love Guru was written and stars Mike Myers, and costars Verne Troyer, Jessica Alba, and Justin Timberlake doesn’t look that great. The writing is really good, but what threw me off was Meyers accent, which just didn’t fit the character. Maybe it was just me, but I didn’t laugh at all. Even Timberlake wasn’t funny, but he could have been if would have put a box over his thing.
Pitka an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.