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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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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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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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The scene where Pitka (Mike Myers) and Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) are on the plane and said she turned for advice from gurus when her dad died, is based on a real life situation by Mike Myers after his father died. See more »

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At the end on Game #3, played in LA, they move from the locker room (Staples Center is on the back wall) into a suite, proceeding with their conversation. You can see the seating to the 500 level of Toronto Blue Jays (Roger's Center/SkyDome) in the window. See more »

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Guru Pitka: Give me a pound. Lock it down. Break the pickle. Tickle, tickle.
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C'est la vie
Written by Mark Holding, Robbie Nevil (as Robert Nevil) and Duncan Pain
Performed by Robbie Nevil
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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It was painful.
19 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

I have seen some awful movies. Movies that just aren't that great, aren't interesting, lack that certain spark that a Great Movie always has. I knew, walking in to screen this movie this morning, that this would lack that certain spark. I knew this would not be a Great Movie, but I expected it to be at least somewhat funny -- it is, after all, a comedy. And as for expecting the rest of it to be stupid, well, it went above and beyond: it was absolutely ridiculous.

Generally, I'm indifferent to Mike Myers' stupid (for lack of a better word) humor. There have been some genuinely funny moments in past movies, but you won't find more than two or maybe even three in this one. The entire movie was basically sexual innuendo after innuendo after innuendo after humping elephants.

At one point, I wanted to bash my head against a wall. This supposed "comedy" was absolute torture to sit through.

But Stephen Colbert is interesting -- has a few funny lines -- and Jessica Alba was very pretty. Also, Verne Troyer has quite the clever line -- in the credits, that is.

I suppose one thing to say about this movie is, while not exactly in a positive light, it will likely always be in your memory, never forgotten. Although, keep in mind: seeing a movie should never hurt this much.


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