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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.

Director:

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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene where Guru Pitka and Rajneesh are singing More Than Words, the man waving a lighter on Guru Pitka's "hybrid pillow", is a real member of crew. He also appears at the beginning of the movie, after Guru Pitka sings "9 to 5" when he takes his pillow off camera. See more »

Goofs

Underneath the movie's title, the Roman numeral depicting the movie's copyright release year is incorrect. It is written as "MXVIII" which translates to the year 1018, and not the correct number for the movie's release year of 2008, which is "MMVIII". See more »

Quotes

Guru Pitka: Rajneesh, I'd like an alligator soup, and make it snappy. Because alligators are snappy, and at the same time, I want it prompt.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Written by Chris Isaak
Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not even a tenth as bad as others make it seem.
14 October 2008 | by psypetersonSee all my reviews

To call this the worst movie of the year, or the worst movie ever shown in theaters, is sheer pompousness at its best.

That being said; this is by no means a great movie. It is hilariously crude, random, and quirky, but the humour is obviously not for everyone. The Love Guru uses a tried, but true, comedy formula and rarely strays from it. However; some of the off-the-wall jokes will have you laughing your face off, and will keep returning to your mind, making you laugh days after you watched the film. The acting is par, and Steven Colbert delivers the funniest performance I've seen in a long while.

Don't go into this film looking for genius or groundbreaking comedy mastery; go into this film expecting a decent laugh which you won't regret.


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