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Raised by gurus in India, Pitka (an American) returns to the U.S. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between Toronto Maple Leafs start hockey player and his estranged wife.
Comedy - This is a silly comedy with a lot of suggestive humor not unlike star
Mike Myers's Austin Powers films--so the raunchy content
should bring some pause for parents of young children. Older teens
and young adults in general are the target, particularly males. This
is Myers's show all the way, with all the other cast members clearly
PROFANITY: 2 S-words; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Elephants have sex; comic verbal sex references. VIOLENCE: Hits and fights played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Hockey action; some fighting. COMEDY: Silly wisecracks and physical gags, often suggestive; crude toilet gags.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Although the film can boast clusters of clever and/or amusing material, they are not sprinkled liberally enough to obscure how thin all other aspects of this production are.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor Myers has made some funny movies, but this film could have been written on toilet walls by callow adolescents.
USA TodayFull Review Average The Love Guru is enraptured by bathroom humor that doesn't even reach sophomoric standards. It's more on the level of preschool.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 71 moviegoers:
TEENS:Better than half, both males and females, absolutely LOVED "THE LOVE GURU." Most of the remaining reviews indicate and average to below average movie. Only a small percentage disliked it. Recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:There were just a few in this age group and nearly all of them enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:This is obviously NOT A MOVIE FOR ADULTS! Only a small percentage truly enjoyed it. A large number rated it average to below average. Quite a few disliked it. Not recommended.
Pitka (Mike Myers) is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus. He moves back to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between Toronto Maple Leafs start hockey player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) and his estranged wife. After the split, Roanoke's wife starts dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) out of revenge, sending her husband into a major professional skid, to the horror of the teams' owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer). Pitka must return the couple to marital nirvana and get Roanoke back on his game so the team can break the 40-year-old "Bullard Curse" and win the Stanley Cup.