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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: 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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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. 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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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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

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$62,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,907,130 (USA) (20 June 2008)

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$32,178,777 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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There was a real Jacques Lecoq. He was an actor, called the "father of modern mime." See more »

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The movie depicts the teams wearing the 2007 version of the Stanley Cup Finals badging on the chests of the jerseys, however the teams are wearing the RBK Edge styled jerseys that were introduced for the 2007-08 season, the badging is wrong with the jersey styles. See more »

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Guru Pitka: [notices Coach Cherkov behind him and freaks out] That little guy scared the crap out of me.
Coach Punch Cherkov: [to Jane] Who is this prick?
Guru Pitka: Oh hello there. Shrimp?
Coach Punch Cherkov: What did you call me?
Guru Pitka: Oh nothing I just wanted to know your gnome... Name! You are a midget.
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One outtake with Verne Troyer is shown during the end credits. See more »

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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Jumping the Shark is too kind a phrase for this mess!
22 June 2008 | by (United States) – See 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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