This week’s Cheese List entry is focused on two things: hockey and the fine art of woo-ing a fella or lady depending on your preference.
It was co-written by and stars a comedy icon. He’s a former “SNL”-er who has created some of the most memorable big screen characters of all time.
Also in there is one of the most successful musicians of our time. A guy who once made time with the leading lady from last week’s Cheese List movie.
The film tells the story of a pro hockey player who needs a little help with the ladies before he can truly make it big.
I’m of course talking about Mike Myers and Justin “J.T.” Timberlake! The movie… well, it’s “The Love Guru.”
Credentials:14%, Certified Rotten (Rottentomatoes.com) // 3.8 out of 10 (Imdb.com) //24 out of 100 (Metacritic.com) // Nominated for 7 Golden Raspberry Awards at the 2009 Razzies, won 3 (Worst Actor- Mike Myers, Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay)
Let’s see what the critics had to say about “The Love Guru.”
“It’s just deadly,” said Richard Roeper of Ebert and Roeper. Hmmm… let’s hope he was exaggerating just slightly or a whole lot. I’m not that dedicated to this unpaid blogging venture.
“It's a rare film that makes a reviewer consider giving up the movies altogether. My own Waterloo came forty-five minutes into ‘The Love Guru’ when I briefly considered stabbing out my own eyes so that I wouldn't have to watch it anymore,” said Joshua Starnes from ComingSoon.net. I’m seriously beginning to regret this decision.
Let’s get some good news shall we?
“I guess the real audience is 40 year-old men with the mind of an 8 year-old,” pointed out Scott Nash from Three Movie Buffs. Well, I may not be 40, but I’m still full of childlike wonderment and such. So yeah. Good news.