The Love Guru

June 20th, 2008


The Love Guru

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Still of Mike Myers, Deepak Chopra and Marco Schnabel in The Love GuruStill of Mike Myers and Deepak Chopra in The Love GuruRomany Malco at event of The Love GuruStill of Mike Myers and John Oliver in The Love GuruStill of Mike Myers and Manu Narayan in The Love GuruStill of Marco Schnabel in The Love Guru

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.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 3.8/10 (28,296 voted)

Critic's Score: 24/100

Director: Marco Schnabel

Stars: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Romany Malco

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. 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.

Writers: Mike Myers, Graham Gordy

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

Taglines: Get ready for the summer of love


Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 20 June 2008

Filming Locations: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,907,130 (USA) (22 June 2008) (3012 Screens)

Gross: $40,863,344 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The opening scene is set in a location named Harenmahkeester, as declared by a large sign. This prop reappears in the reality show Junk Raiders, Episode 4, where it's salvaged to act as a headboard.

Continuity: In the first game Guru Pitka hits Darren on the head with a stick of yellow flowers (right after he tells him he is not allowed to fight with anyone). Most of the petals fall off. When the camera cuts back as the Guru turns to his assistant the stick is full of petals again as before.

Guru Pitka: It's a problem. Even Jay-Zed had 99 of them, and the bitch was not one of them!

User Review

R.I.P. Mike Myers Career

Rating: 2/10

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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