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  • Summary: In the comedy The Love Guru, Pitka 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 aIn the comedy The Love Guru, Pitka 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 star hockey player Darren Roanoke and his estranged wife. After the split, Roanoke’s wife starts dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande out of revenge, sending her husband into a major professional skid – to the horror of the teams’ owner Jane Bullard and Coach Cherkov. 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. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 21 out of 33
  1. What links all these characters is Myers's gift for antic, elfin burlesque. He's like a second-best Peter Sellers.
  2. Piles dumb gag upon dumb gag - it's like benign pummeling. Occasionally, you just have to laugh.
  3. Reviewed by: Travis Nichols
    42
    If you're a Toronto native or a big-time hockey geek, there are enough little in jokes to probably carry you through the leaden pacing and barrel-scraping gross-out humor, but it's an awfully dull ride for the rest of us.
  4. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    30
    Now and again some pungent writing leaks through to poke fun at the excruciating banality of guru wisdom. But mostly it’s dreary dick jokes and elephant poop, slack directing by Marco Schnabel, and, of all fatal errors, Mike Myers, shooting for cuddly.
  5. 25
    Insulting to anyone with a healthy sense of humor and the simple desire to laugh.
  6. The Love Guru is a comedy like the Leafs are a hockey team.
  7. The road taken by The Love Guru could hardly be lower, and leads nowhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 40
  2. Negative: 22 out of 40
  1. HarryN
    Jun 29, 2008
    10
    First time I laughed at a movie in a loooooooong time. Then again, what else funny has come out... MEET THE SPARTANS, I think not!
  2. PaulaG
    Jul 2, 2008
    9
    Years from now the critics will rediscover this like they did So I Married an Axe Murderer.
  3. AlanHight
    Jul 10, 2008
    8
    Would not have saw this movie because of all the poor ratings but i snuck in after watching Wall-E. Has lots of offensive humor including Would not have saw this movie because of all the poor ratings but i snuck in after watching Wall-E. Has lots of offensive humor including numerous penis jokes...I loved it....Lots of laughs.. Expand
  4. aam
    Sep 8, 2008
    2
    This movie was pretty damn bad. and i'm sorry but anyone who gives it a 10 really has to find out what real comedy is. mike myers making This movie was pretty damn bad. and i'm sorry but anyone who gives it a 10 really has to find out what real comedy is. mike myers making poop noises and jokes and his erection is not really funny. if you give it a 10, go watch disaster movie maybe you will like that as well. Expand
  5. EnzoP.
    Jul 15, 2009
    1
    The Love Guru is a laugh out loud explosive comedy. But I got to give this movie a 1 cause of how stupid it was. For instance in the ending The Love Guru is a laugh out loud explosive comedy. But I got to give this movie a 1 cause of how stupid it was. For instance in the ending it was showing to elephants humping each other. So I respect what Rob B was saying but it is to stupid for this movie to get good reviews. Expand
  6. RobF
    Jun 21, 2008
    0
    I went to this movie with a friend hoping for a movie so bad it was funny. What we got was a movie so bad we both walked out as the credits I went to this movie with a friend hoping for a movie so bad it was funny. What we got was a movie so bad we both walked out as the credits and gag reel rolled, our spirits broken, our stomachs turned in knots begging for us to to regurgitate the experience. If the CIA uses this film as a torture technique, I assure you it would be more effective than waterboarding. Collapse
  7. Dec 28, 2012
    0
    Quite easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. My god is this awful. I don't think I laughed once, I just felt uncomfortableQuite easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. My god is this awful. I don't think I laughed once, I just felt uncomfortable throughout the entire thing. Not a single one of these so called actors can act. Why is Justin Timberlake in movies? Why? He really shouldn't be. I'd like to punch him right in the testicles. I would rather chop my willy off than have to sit through this again. Avoid at all costs people. Expand

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