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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 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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UK | Germany | USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,235,793, 28 August 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,863,344
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Verne Troyer's character name is an homage to the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs coach, Punch Imlach. See more »

Goofs

During the first game between Toronto and LA, Roanoke and Grande get into a fight. The referee informs Roanoke that he has been suspended. Referees cannot suspend players from future contests, and would order a game misconduct in this situation. See more »

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Jessica Simpson: [using the ashram's greeting] Mariska Hargitay, Your Holiness.
Guru Pitka: Mariska Hargitay, Jessica Simpson.
[kisses a flower, gives it to her and then grabs her head, causing a small orgasm]
Guru Pitka: [recovers] Did you get into the VIP room OK?
[Jessica smiles, the Guru mouths the words I LOVE YOU]
Val Kilmer: Mariska Hargitay, Your Holiness.
Guru Pitka: Mariska Hargitay, Val Kilmer.
[kisses a flower, hands it to Val who breaks a part of it off]
Guru Pitka: [screams loudly] Why do you hurt me?
[Val looks confused]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Silhouette Blending
Written by Joe Raposo
Performed by The Electric Company Band
Courtesy of Sesame Workshop
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R.I.P. Mike Myers Career
19 June 2008 | by kgz00See all my reviews

I saw this film last night in a advance screening. I can say without a doubt it is the worst movie I've ever seen in the theater. It is simply a terrible movie. For every joke that's funny (which are few) there is about dozen that are not. Then there's all the jokes we've seen in previous Myers films that aren't so funny the 4th time around when they appear in this flick. Many moments in this film will having you looking around the theater wondering if anyone else finds this movie as stupid as you do.

That's really the bottom line. This movie is stupid. Take every fear you've had watching the trailer, times it by 10 and you will get an idea of how bad this film is.

By the way, the hockey in this movie will leave any one who loves the game sick to there stomach. The hockey portrayal left me in tears. Its brutal ! The film is a HUGE slap in the face to hockey. Thanks Mike Myers !

On a positive note though, Justin Timberlake and Stephen Colbert are hilarious. The only time i enjoyed the movie at all was when they were on screen. I never thought in a million years I would leave a movie saying " Thank God Justin Timberlake was is it."

In short : this movie is terrible ! Don't believe me ? Then throw your money away and see for yourself.


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