The Love Guru

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Released 2008

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Director:
Marco Schnabel
Released:
2008
Rating:
PG-13

The Love Guru is the 2008 comedy starring an all-star cast led by funnyman Mike Myers, and is now available on Amazon. Myers plays Guru Maurice Pitka, the worlds 2nd best guru, with the desire to travel back to America (his birthplace) and become #1. When Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) star player for the Toronto Maple Leafs is in need of guidance after his wife Prudence left him for the L.A. Kings French-Canadian goaltender Jacques "Le Coq" Grandé (#1) (Justin Timberlake). Guru Pitka must restore Darren's confidence and fix his twitch before the big game, so that he can have his own moment to shine on the Oprah Winfrey Show and take lead guru. Also starring Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer, Stephan Colbert, Daniel Tosh, Kanye West, Val Kilmer, Jessica Simpson, and Ben Kingsley. The Love Guru is a side-splitting laugh riot about friendship, love, and the important things in life.

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  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Jan Stuart

    The film's sunniest moments occur whenever song preempts all the fighting and smirking. Myers leads the cast in sitar-accompanied covers of such Bollywood favorites as "9 to 5" and...

  • 40

    Variety Brian Lowry

    So relentlessly juvenile as to merit a new twist on the PG-13 rating -- one that strongly cautions not only those under 13 but anyone much above it, too.

  • 0

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The Love Guru is downright antifunny, an experience that makes you wonder if you will ever laugh again.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    quirky characters, Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance, raunchy moments, low brow humor