Thought I’d create a category for book / movie reviews. They involve writing, right? 🙂
Well, without further ado, let me give my honest opinion of The Love Guru, by Mike Meyers. In a word: Rock On!
Make that two words… this movie deserved it after all the mudslinging it’s had to endure. I even heard it was dubbed the worst movie of the year? I don’t understand the negative press – it was a riot. I was giggling the entire time. Maybe the beauty of my experience is that I saw it way after all the hoopla. This movie gave me exactly what I thought (and hoped) it would: a hilarious rip on the whole New Age movement, including the lip service given to guru types in general.
I felt the writing was great – it tapped into a lot New Age subtext that I think went right over people’s heads. I happen to have been through some of that crap about a dozen years ago. I currently work for someone addicted to self-help tapes of all kinds. Sometimes all I can do is cringe and staple my lips together.
So… THANK YOU Mike Meyers for a great Friday night. Marishka Hargitay. 🙂