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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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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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Trivia

Used throughout the movie as a fake Indian greeting, "Mariska Hargitay" is actually the name of an actress. When Guru Pitka greets his followers after his presentation at the Pitka Ashram, Hargitay appeared in a brief cameo scene which makes light of her role as Detective Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the first hockey game, Roanoke clearly hits Jacques Grandes hard enough to drive him away from the net. Moments later, Roanoke is driving Grande's head into the post when they should be in the corner, not in front of the net. See more »

Quotes

Darren Roanoke: [about his suit] What's wrong with shark skin?
Guru Pitka: More like gay-skin, how about. What? Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Getaway: Episode #17.19 (2008) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
Performed by Telma Hopkins
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It was painful.
19 June 2008 | by Tralala_QupcakeSee 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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Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,907,130, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$32,235,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,877,556
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