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The Love Guru (2008)

Mike Myers , Jessica Alba , Marco Schnabel  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Romany Malco, Justin Timberlake, Meagan Good
  • Directors: Marco Schnabel
  • Writers: Mike Myers, Graham Gordy
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CQONQI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,790 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Love Guru" on IMDb

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Mike Myers, creator of Wayne's World and Austin Powers, adds another character to his arsenal of comic personae. With his thick beard, curly mustachios, and easy-to-remember aphorisms, Guru Pitka (Myers) has built a reputation as love advisor par excellence--but he's still just America's #2 guru, after Deepak Chopra. Finally an opportunity comes his way: If he can heal the rift between a star hockey player (Romany Marco, Weeds) and his wife (Meagan Good, Stomp the Yard), he can appear on Oprah. But when he meets the hockey team's comely owner (Jessica Alba), Pitka realizes he must solve his own love problems as well. Myers can't resist a good bodily functions joke--unfortunately, he can't resist a bad one either, so The Love Guru is crammed top to bottom with jokes about urine, feces, sex, genitalia--lots and lots about male genitalia--along with many, many gags about Canada, drugs, elephants, inspirational catchphrases, and little people (Vern "Mini-Me" Troyer takes the brunt of these). But the Austin Powers movies were pretty much the same sort of lowbrow comedy grab-bag; though the ratio of good to bad might be weaker here, a good handful of bits offer solid laughs, including some mock-Bollywood musical numbers. Also featuring pop star Justin Timberlake (as a preposterously well-endowed French-Canadian), Ben Kingsley (as Pitka's cross-eyed mentor), Stephen Colbert (as a drug-addled sports announcer), as well as numerous celebrity cameos. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

A hilarious comedy starring Mike Myers as guru Pitka in his first original character since the blockbuster hit Austin Powers. Myers plays an American raised in India by gurus (Tugginmypudha & Satchabigknoba) and returns to the U.S. in order to break into the self-help business. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player (Romany Malco), whose wife left him for a rival athlete Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake). Mini Me is back from Austin Powers and plays the hockey coach for more classic comedic moments that will have audiences laughing from opening to closing credits.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
When you sit down to watch a Mike Myers movie realize that you have made the conscious decision to view something totally inane, slapstick and crude. On the other hand, there is another valid line of thought that would argue anyone who would watch a Mike Myers film is incapable of rational, conscious thought. A point well taken I must admit. With that said, if you're still reading this review we know what camp you fall into.

In the '08 film `The Love Guru' Mr. Myers plays Guru Pitka, the second most popular spiritual teacher in the Occidental world, second to Deepak Chopra of course. Guru Pitka finally gets the opportunity to possibly move out of the number two position when he's hired by the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team (Jessica Alba) to restore the broken marital relationship between their star player and his estranged wife who has moved in with the Los Angeles Kings well endowed goalie (Justin Timberlake). If he's successful he will not only be handed a two million dollar check but has been promised a booking to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show! As you should have already guessed his spiritual instructional methods are, shall we say suspect and the storyline loaded with the usual gag routines, inside jokes and shots at anyone and everyone. In other words typical Mike Myers faire.

Hey, it could be a lot worse, Jessica Alba is gorgeous, diminutive Vern Troyer is adorable as the Maple Leafs coach and Justin Timberlake is surprisingly entertaining. There is definitely an audience out there for this one and you know who you are. For everyone else a couple beers before viewing might by in order.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Watch Something Else December 1, 2013
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
So bad. We ordered it because there was a funny Workaholics episode about the main character in this movie. We wanted to see what they were talking about, and it was terrible, but we didn't want to waste the money so sat through the entire thing. I really don't know why. haha
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fire the Love Guru - Hire a Script Guru May 11, 2009
Format:DVD
The problem with this movie is that it's one of the least funny comedies ever created. Ever. Not only did I stop watching Love Guru half-way through the movie - something I have NEVER done before - but during that time, the unthinkable happened: I looked down upon Jessica Alba. In all seriousness, Alba's next movie could be a 90-minute monstrosity with her kicking house-pets, burning down soup kitchens, and feeding toddlers to hyenas, and I'd still probably look favorably upon her performance. So why is this so bad?

Well, it's not me. Into-Me-I-See. I laughed hard at Super Troopers, Old School, Superbad, and Talladega Nights, so I'm a big fan of juvenile humor. I quote daily from the three Austin Powers movies, as well as Wayne's World, so it's not Mike Myers. I compared the Feast series to the Godfather series, and Johnny Knoxville consistently makes me laugh, so it has nothing to do with vulgarity. I love Jessica Alba and midgets, so it's not Jessica Alba or Verne Troyer. I even enjoy B-movies, so it's not the fact that this is a B-movie.

As far as the "plot" goes, Guru Pitka (Myers) is an American self help guru who learned his skills in India from cross-eyed Guru Tugginmypudha (Ben Kingsley) (ba-dum-cha!). Pitka is hired by a Jane Bullard (Alba), to help her emotionally dysfunctional hockey team (ba-dum-cha!). Full of idiotic catch phrases and acronyms, Pitka hopes to dethrone Deepak Chopra as one of the resident mumbo-jumbo experts on the Oprah Show (ba-dum-cha!). Midget joke here (ba-dum-cha!), genitalia joke there (ba-dum-cha!).

Make no mistake; it looks big budget. The cast, crew, and everyone involved: top notch. There are even big name cameos like Val Kilmer. The problem is it's just not funny. Just look at the name of Kingsley's character again to see how bad the comedy is. I'm hoping this is the B-material he wanted to get out of the way before Austin Powers 4.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst movie of all time possibly? July 24, 2009
Format:DVD
Was this Mike Myers' evil twin? This was, in my memory, the worst movie I have ever seen. The constant repeatativeness and forced "jokes" down your throat are almost maddening when I consider how much I've like Mike Myers' movies before this. The "character" seems so much like the Austin Powers characters I wonder if this is all he has to offer us now. I enjoyed the music but if a movie is so bad that I have to focus on the music for a positive, that's a really bad movie. Honestly, I would not buy this and I bet those trying to hurry and get rid of their copies of this movie are having a hard time. I hope Mike can come back from this and not have it ruin how people will remember him.
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18 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Miserably, Wretchedly Awful October 15, 2008
Format:DVD
I remember the negative rumblings when this film was in production. The advance screening reviews did not treat it well, and most reviews once it opened also were not good, some of them downright brutal. Then it was in and out of my local megaplexes in less than a month. Now it's on DVD, right after the end of the summer, not even waiting for the holiday market, not even tying into some kind of wacky Halloween marketing-thing.

Through all of these increasingly negative omens I kept faith, figuring, "Hey, it's Mike Myers, the man who brought us "Sprockets" on Saturday Night Live, the Wayne's World guy, the Austin Powers guy." I like to watch So I Married an Axe Murderer when it's on cable; I even know most of that crazy "O, Harriett" beat poem. I knew that while this particular film might not be his best, that it could be Mike Myers' Blame It On Rio, that I'd still find it overall funny and entertaining.

Not so. This film is absolute junk, right from the beginning. It was so awful, I turned it off after 40 minutes.

Yes, it really is that bad. In Amazon.com reviews I have savaged--given them what they're due, actually--that ridiculous CGI-permeated gunk Van Helsing and that vapid Hollywood
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best and funniest movie ever-good clean fun
Funniest movie ever-good clean fun
Published 1 month ago by Pamela Hodgson
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny!
Funny!!
Published 1 month ago by Denise Disedare
4.0 out of 5 stars I bought this for someone else...I've never watched it.
I did not buy this one for myself so I have no idea if it's any good or not!
Published 2 months ago by Earthstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
This is Mike Myers at this best. Even though this is a older movie and have seen it many time, I still laugh hard and at different parts I hadn't remembered!
Published 2 months ago by Mark Ross
1.0 out of 5 stars Not even a good Mike Myers film!
Well... I liked Mike Myers in other movies, but not in this one.
It was a reallllyyy stupid film, I got no laughs out of it, in fact just
the opposite, I didn't like... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert Pylant
5.0 out of 5 stars Mariska Hargitay
For anyone who is a fan of Mike Myers, this movie is perfect. It is too funny! I bought it as a gift for my fiance, and he was so excited! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kylie Gross
5.0 out of 5 stars On par with Austin powers
One of my favourite movies I reckon on par if bit a bit below Austin powers you have to have that certain sense of humour to like it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Mike Myers
A funny movie in the Mike Myers tradition. He has a type of comedy, unlike any other actor, that gets you laughing right away. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ALAN CHAMBERS
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT!
This really stunk! I just cannot site here say anything positive about this. It's MIke Myers but it's the same ole' stuff. If you've seen one Mike Myer film you've seen them all!
Published 5 months ago by CG Veach
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
Funny ass movie. Enjoyed the stupid humor. The cast msde this movie look fun and appealing. I recommend this movie.
Published 5 months ago by James Lewis
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