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  • Sep 2, 2008
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Plot [Don't blink]: The world's second-rated spiritual advisor is hired to de-stress a professional ice hockey player.

This movie had me in stitches [after I got injured in the stampede for the exit] and will most certainly go down in history [as one of the worst movies ever made]

Jam packed with humor from start to finish [potty, crotch, midget, crude, one-liners] it is undoubtedly the work of a comedic genius [who has crossed the line to madness and started jumping sharks]

Mike Myers has outdone himself this time [actually, that should read "overdone"] and the superb list of guest actors merely adds icing to the cake [cheesecake, that is, thanks to Jessica Simpson, Val Kilmer and others]

Most surprising is the casting of high profile actors such as Jessica Alba and Ben Kingsley [what were they thinking?] who will certainly be updating their portfolios after this one [to remove any traces of its existence]

To cut a long story short [and I'm NOT talking about Verne Troyer - enough already] this latest spoof of Indian culture is now poised to take its place in the annals [read "bowels"]of pop culture, beside Peter Sellers' "The Party" [NOT!!!!] and Jimi Mistry's The Guru [Not even that]

Take the whole family to see this [and then buy tickets to another movie instead]




Amanda Richards

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March 03, 2009
To say this flick stunk is insulting to skunks and mounds of putrid garbage everywhere. Now if you want to see a really neat flick try THE GURU with Jimi Mistri. It came out a few years ago and is just a little gem of a movie. Its about a guy from India who moves to America to become the next John Travolta but instead accidentally becomes a sex guru.
 
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review by . May 11, 2012
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The most impressive thing about The Love Guru is how much talent it managed to steal from The Daily Show. Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Stephen Colbert all play small supporting roles in it. Good thing too, because Mike Myers was in dire need of help. He made a lot of exceptionally dumb mistakes in getting it onto the screen which a lot of other filmmakers really would have thought better of, up to and including his decision to play an Indian, Hindu guru. I realize that Hollywood progressivism …
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review by . September 22, 2008
I thought this film was alright. Most of the story, at least what there is of one, is obviously from the mind of Myers. He is fantastic at creating strange characters and bringing them to life. The thing here is the titular character is better suited to a recurring skit instead of a full length film. The initial joke wears off long before the closing credits and much of the humor is just a variation of the same theme.     Basically Myers plays Guru Maurice Pitka, the second most …
review by . June 20, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Forget about Mike Myers for a minute. Let's begin with Ben Kingsley, the Oscar winning actor who actually appears in "The Love Guru"; he plays a cross-eyed spiritual advisor from India, and his name is not a double entendre so much as it's a blatant sexual reference smushed into a single word. The sight of this man is hilarious, and yet I didn't want to laugh because I know that Kingsley has made so many better choices than this film. What possessed him to act in a film this …
review by . June 30, 2008
I'm usually quite tepid toward comedy films of any kind. I like smart comedy, stuff that makes me laugh at more than seeing two elephants, um, copulating.    In recent years I've read all sorts of reviews that try to find more depth in a movie than it, on the surface, even proclaims to offer.    The Love Guru, for as silly as it is, had me laughing through about 90%. Admittedly I'm biased toward all things Indian (and this didn't quite stand up to 2003 The …
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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 Guruis 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 theAustin Powersmovies 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 ...
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 20, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Mike Myers, Graham Gordy
Runtime: 1hr 27min
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