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The Love Guru (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 20 June 2008 (USA)
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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 is to settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.

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Marco Schnabel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Simpson ... Jessica Simpson
Kanye West ... Kanye West
Mike Myers ... Guru Pitka / Young Pitka / Teenage Pitka / Mike Myers
Deepak Chopra ... Deepak Chopra
Rob Blake ... Rob Blake
Jessica Alba ... Jane Bullard
Justin Timberlake ... Jacques Grande
Romany Malco ... Darren Roanoke
Verne Troyer ... Coach Punch Cherkov
Meagan Good ... Prudence Roanoke
Manu Narayan ... Rajneesh
John Oliver ... Dick Pants
Stephen Colbert ... Jay Kell
Jim Gaffigan ... Trent Lueders
Ben Kingsley ... Guru Tugginmypudha
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Born in America, but raised in Havemahkeeta in India, with a population of 76, Maurice had always to better Deepak Chopra, and be sexually active, ever since he was 12. His Guru, Tugginmypudha, while approving of Deepak, cautions Maurice and has a chastity belt put around his waist, much to Maurice's chagrin. Years later, Maurice has established himself as Guru Pitka in America, but would like to appear in the Oprah Show and be better than Deepak Chopra. When Jane Bullard from the the Toronto Maple Leafs hires him to counsel their star hockey player, Darren Roanoke, to win back his wife, Prudence, from Kings' star player, Jacques Grande, and also stand up to his dominating mother, Lilian, he agrees to do so - with hilarious results. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Get ready for the summer of love See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mike Myers Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,907,130, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$32,235,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,854,735
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is an extra scene with Kanye West being interviewed at a hockey game to which Mike Myers has brought him. Each time the interviewer gives the microphone to Kanye, Mike Myers leans in and keeps repeating, "Don't say it, don't say it!" Mike Myers was on-stage with Kanye West when Kanye made his infamous "George W. Bush does not like black people", statement. See more »

Goofs

When Pitka and Jane first meet, the shrimp platter Pitka is holding disappears and reappears between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Guru Pitka: I speak of Intimacy, or Into-Me-I-See
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Crazy Credits

One outtake with Verne Troyer is shown during the end credits. See more »

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Spoofs Star Trek: The Original Series: Amok Time (1967) See more »

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Song 2
Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree (as David Rowntree)
Performed by Blur
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Jumping the Shark is too kind a phrase for this mess!
22 June 2008 | by deanbean317See all my reviews

If you hate Mike Myers then this movie will be your holy grail...the one you hold high and proclaim loudly "See, I told you this A-Hole wasn't funny!"

If you love Mike Myers (as I do, in a totally manly non-ancient-Greece type way) then you'll just have to hang your head and silently agree.

What in Krishna's name went wrong here? How could these people have sat in an editing room and watched this hundreds of times during the final cut and not said to themselves " I have to save Mike Myers from himself!" I only had to watch the first fifteen minutes ONCE before I was ready to walk out.

How do I hate thee, let me count the ways; BAD acting, BAD casting, BAD writing, BAD directing, BAD dialogue, BAD excuse for a hockey mask (What is this, 1975?)

Is there anything good in this movie? YES! Romany Malco (Weeds, The 40 Year Old Virgin) rises above the dreck by playing a real person in a comic book universe. He's funny, sympathetic and believable; in short, everything this movie IS NOT.

I did get some good laughs though, out of the previews for "Tropic Thunder" and "Hamlet II". Do yourself a favor and miss this one (throwing up popcorn is a painful experience!)


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