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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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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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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mike Myers Project  »

Box Office


$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$32,178,777 (USA) (22 August 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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During the scene where the Guru Pitka is talking to Darren Roanoke at Niagara Falls, the two are seen standing at the lookout next to the Bridal Veil falls. However, on the one-shot of Guru Pitka, he is standing on the Canadian side of the Falls, where you can clearly see the lookout they are supposed to be standing on. See more »


Guru Pitka: [opening line, spoken in deep voice] When I was a child in India, growing up in the tiny village of Harenmahkeester, I found a voice over machine which I still use to this day.
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Funny and Entertaining
21 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure why everyone is bashing this movie. Did you expect to see an in-depth character study of eastern mysticism or some soul-searching drama that reveals the truth of life? Were you hoping for plot twists and surprise endings? This is movie is exactly what I expected and hoped for. It is filled with juvenile, pubescent humor and had my wife, 10-year old son, and me laughing the whole way through.

The movie is standard Hollywood formula, but they do it to perfection. Mike Meyers was right smack in his comfort zone. Ben Kingsley and Justin Timberlake were fantastically raucous. And Jessica Alba was.... well Jessica Alba was incredibly HOT! I absolutely recommend this movie to anyone wanting a light-hearted, albeit corny trip to the movies. There was a lot of sexual innuendo, but if you are sheltering your children from what awaits them in the real world, you are destined to be a young grandparent.

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