Major religions hating on ‘The Love Guru’

The Love Guru stinks on a level previously untouched by anything other than I Know Who Killed Me. Everyone is slamming the movie – in fact it’s received some of the harshest, most vivid criticism I’ve read in years. The film came in fifth on its opening weekend at the box office – and even that was surprising. The film was released right after a scathing Entertainment Weekly story about what a jerk Mike Myers is.

On top of that, the film had already been harshly criticized and boycotted by Hindus. Now Catholics are jumping on the bandwagon, calling the film morally offensive. I can’t help but agree that it’s offensive – if for no other reason than it apparently sucks worse than anything. Ever.

A leading Catholic group has come to the aid of America’s Hindus who are boycotting Mike Myers’ new film The Love Guru – because religious officials have found the film to be “morally offensive.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Usccb) has slapped the comedy with its highest classification.

Hindu leader Rajan Zed, who has been leading the outcry about the new film, is thrilled that other religious officials are taking his concerns seriously – branding the new ‘O’ rating the Catholics have given the movie a “remarkable interfaith gesture”.

Rajan Zed says, “We are thankful to the Conference of Catholic Bishops for having a feel for the pain of the Hindu and spiritual community by categorizing The Love Guru as morally offensive.” Zed called for a full Hindu boycott of the film because it allegedly uses Hindu concepts and Hindu terms frivolously. He asked other religious groups to lend their support.

He adds, “Today it is Hinduism, tomorrow Hollywood might attempt to denigrate another religion.” Prominent Jewish Rabbi, Elizabeth W. Beyer of Nevada, has already called for a boycott of The Love Guru because the film “lampoons Hinduism, mocks Ashram life and Hindu philosophy.”

[From WENN via IMDB]

Part of the Catholic’s issue with the film is that it’s “vulgar and tasteless” (but to be fair, a lot of things are) and that it “wallows in endless penis jokes and fairly yucky potty humor.” I didn’t know bishops were supposed to say “yucky.” But if it’s so bad that you’re resorting to speaking like a three-year-old, that really says something for just how crappy this film really is.

After reading about what a jerk Mike Myers is, I’m really happy that his movie is doing so poorly. Egos like his are beyond ridiculous. That whole thing about him making an intern at Conan O’Brien’s show go out and get him raspberry seltzer – and then making the guy go out again because it wasn’t the brand Myers likes – really made me wish plagues and boils on him. Or at least a lack of financial success. So one of my dreams is coming true.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

19 Responses to “Major religions hating on ‘The Love Guru’”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Bodhi says:

    The Catholic movie reviews are always pretty funny. I always love to see which new movies are “morally offensive”. And I’m not really surprised that this is a steaming pile of dog shit

  2. Alexis says:

    I only wish Ben Kingsley wasn’t in it.

  3. Kristin says:

    I thought it came in fourth, not fifth?

  4. geronimo says:

    Well the Catholic bishops not liking it and finding it offensive suggests that it might actually be funny and/or good. But The Love Guru has been panned all over the place so it’s plainly no ‘Life of Brian’ which the Catholic Church weren’t too keen on either at the time but which turned out to be a work of genius. One thing the Catholic Church are great at doing is inadvertantly pointing you in the direction of the good stuff.

  5. Bodhi says:

    Or The last Temptation of Christ, for that matter…

  6. Elle says:

    Sorry, but I kinda liked it. It may have helped that after reading the reviews, I had NO expectations.

    I know Mike Myers is a douche, but I like his silly movies. Can’t help it.

    Zohan was – BY FAR – the worst movie I’ve seen in many years. And, dare I say it, I liked Love Guru more than Get Smart. Man, that movie was b-o-r-i-n-g.

    Love Guru was not boring. Also, as I’ve offended many catholics over my years in catholic schools, I have no problem with that either! 😆

  7. Bodhi says:

    Damn, I was really hoping Zohan & Get Smart would be worth the money. I loved watching Get Smart on Nick at Nite

  8. Diva says:

    Bodhi… I’ve heard that Get Smart is really good if you’re not expecting the TV show. I’ve heard it’s just ok if you are.

    I also hear the Israelies (sp?) loooove Zohan, lol, so, you know, take that as you might, lol.

    I would go out on a limb and say Elle is definitely in the minority at least Guru and Get Smart… probably about even keeled with Zohan.

  9. Bodhi says:

    Right on, I’ll prolly end up seeing both of them at some point. We haven’t even seen Indy yet!

  10. Diva says:

    I was headed to see Get Smart last Friday when my car blew up… 😥


    But I’m not missing Wanted this weekend!

  11. RaeJillian says:

    didn’t austin powers wallow in penis jokes and wasn’t it generally yucky? i didn’t like that movie – but the catholics didn’t care then. is it because he dresses the way he does in the movie? whatever, i don’t think that anyone or thing should attack a race, religion or sexuality. i mean, there is free speach and then there is just sad, offensive stupidy. i’ll boycott him with you jaybird – it will be our own little stand against his over the top ridiculousness. :mrgreen:

  12. RhymesWithSilver says:

    I really want to start an ‘Oscar Repo’ service. Ben Kingsley was in that crapfest about vampires (“Underworld”? I can’t even remember, it was so craptastic.) Hand it over! Also, F. Murray Abraham gets his “Amadeus” Oscar revoked for “13 Ghosts”. And Cuba Gooding Jr. “Sorry- there’s been a mistake. This was never really yours.”

  13. Ling says:

    “Get Smart” is the hardest I’ve laughed in a movie theatre in a long time. If “boring” means “chuckle-inducing”, then “Get Smart” is dull as dishwater.

  14. Elle says:

    Ling: Wow, maybe I just didn’t get it. I thought the Get Smart laughs were so strained and by the end I just didn’t care any more…and I haven’t seen the show in YEARS.

    I said I kinda liked Guru. But, yes, it’s bad. But, that said, if you like Mike Myer’s humor, I don’t think it’s as bad as they are saying…I also think it would have been funnier with a drink or three. Actually maybe that’s where I went wrong w/Get Smart.

    I also thought JT was funny in Guru, so that says everything about my taste level – meaning, it’s really bad!

  15. bkgordon88 says:

    Haven’t seen it but couldn’t resist reading the reactions. I am stunned, because Mike seems to hit the mark more often than he misses. Oh well. I am a bit concerned for J Alba…she doesn’t seem to make good choices in her roles, thus far. Girl has to do something, looks are great but talent is going to have step up, and that will take a really good role. By the way, no reaction to her part in this “awful” movie?

  16. Amy says:

    You know how comedies usually blow their funniest moments on the trailer? Well, this trailer sucked and actually made me embarrassed for Myers, so I’m not surprised the movie is awful.

    It’s a bummer all this crap is coming out about him, though. I mean, I thought he a was a funny, down-to-Earth guy. Guess not. 🙁

  17. Frenchie says:

    It’s not because Mike Myers is uggly that he is allowed to do anything and that he has a license to be ridiculous ans offensive

  18. Sorry that I’m crafting this right here but I experienced issues with contacting you via offered email. Examine your spam, make sure you.

  19. Andrey says:

    its not tru guru