Friday, July 4, 2008

Movie review: The Love Guru

I'm sure not everyone will agree with me, but I really liked The Love Guru. It's very funny, has a great cast, many cameos and the biggest joke of all: The Toronto Maple Leafs winning the Stanley Cup! Although it's more realistic then the Los Angeles Kings winning it... I'm not a hockey guy, but when it's in a comedy, I can appreciate it a little bit more. I understand the star of this movie, Mike Myers is a fan. And I'm pretty sure I understand is choice of teams. He works in LA, but is from Toronto...

But hockey is only one aspect of the movie and is mainly about this Love Guru, who is hired to re-unite the Maple Leafs' star player with his wife, because his game performance is suffering from this separation. Also, by accomplishing this task, he may get more notoriety and an appearance on Oprah Winfrey's TV show, which are his initial true goals. But could it be that more important things comes in the way? Of course, it's a comedy!

The beautiful and sweet owner of the Leafs, Jane Bullard, is played by Jessica Alba and is the one who hires Guru Pitka. She will have the same effect on him then she has on me... Other characters are Darren & Prudence Roanoke, the troubled couple, played by Romany Malco and Meagan Good, Coach Punch Cherkov, played by Verne Troyer and Jacques Grande, played by Justin Timberlake. Grande is the cause of Darren's troubles, being the one who stole Prudence from him. He his the Kings' goaler. He also happens to be a Québécois and one of the funniest character in the movie! It's probably even funnier to us real Québécois, because of the way Timberlake plays him. By the way, his recipe for a Québécois' Pizza, I had never heard of. Don't believe a word of it!

A must see for Mike Myers' fans, but it should be fun for other peoples as well. Be warned that the language is crude at times and the story has some violence, sexual references and other things not appropriate for young kids. Parents beware.

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