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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is an extra scene with Kanye West being interviewed at a hockey game to which Mike Myers has brought him. Each time the interviewer gives the microphone to Kanye, Mike Myers leans in and keeps repeating, "Don't say it, don't say it!" Mike Myers was on-stage with Kanye West when Kanye made his infamous "George W. Bush does not like black people", statement. See more »

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Jacques Grande's 1970s style hockey mask would not be permitted in the NHL due to safety concerns. See more »

Quotes

Guru Pitka: They can say bad thing about you but you must never say bad things about yourself.
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One outtake with Verne Troyer is shown during the end credits. See more »

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Featured in The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) See more »

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Byron Bay
Written by Prosad
Performed by Prosad
Courtesy of Prosad
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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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