Love Guru (DVD)

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Mike 'Austin Powers' Myers returns in this madcap tale of an Indian guru's attempt to help a star hockey player get back on track. When the Toronto Maple Leafs' star player Darren Roanoke (Romany Maloco) encounters marital problems, the news that his wife is seeing rival L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) causes his game to hit rock bottom. With her team's fortunes quickly disappearing, Maple Leafs owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) enlists the services of expert relationship guru Maurice Pitka (Myers) to bring the warring couple back together, thereby helping the team's future. An American child abandoned in India and raised by gurus, Pitka is finally lured back to the land of his birth by an extortionate fee, and the promise of a spot on Oprah Winfrey's show. But once he starts his therapy, all thoughts of his own success fly out of the window, as he quickly becomes smitten with the gorgeous Miss Bullard.

Product Details

Barcode
5014437943637
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Dec 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Paramount Home Entertainment
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
Runtime
87 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Love Guru
Release Year
2008
Running Time
88 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Love / Love Triangle / Spirituality / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Mike Myers spoofs the self-help industry with the creation of Guru Pitka, his first original character since Austin Powers. Orphaned at a young age, Maurice (Myers) studies with Guru Tugginmypuddha (Ben Kingsley) at an ashram in India where his classmate is a young Deepak Chopra. Pitka becomes a world-renowned guru in his own right, but despite his best efforts, he repeatedly comes in second to Chopra in the guru rankings. But his manager has a plan: the only difference between Pitka and Chopra is that the latter has appeared on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. Pitka's key to an Oprah show appearance is Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco), star player of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. Estranged from his wife, Prudence (Meagan Good), who has started dating French-Canadian Jacques "Le Coq" Grande (Justin Timberlake), Roanoke's game has suffered terribly, putting his team's bid for the playoffs and the Stanley Cup in jeopardy. If Pitka can reunite the estranged couple in time for Roanoke to help win the Stanley Cup, he'll get more than just a big paycheck; he'll finally be on Oprah.

Myers created Guru Pitka after embarking on his own spiritual search following the death of his father. He counts Chopra, who appears briefly in the film, as a personal friend. Jessica Alba stars as the owner of the Maple Leafs, and Verne Troyer is their coach. Playing sportscasters, Stephen Colbert and Jim Gaffigan share some of the film's funniest moments, while Timberlake holds his own on the comic front. Watch for brief appearances from Jessica Simpson, Val Kilmer, Mariska Hargitay (whose name Pitka co-opts as his greeting), Kanye West, and even Myers himself. Parents should be forewarned: THE LOVE GURU is filled with double entendres, sexual innuendo, plenty of midget jokes, and gross-out humor.
Cast & Crew
Director
Marco Schnabel
Star
Jessica Alba / Omid Djalili / Meagan Good / Ben Kingsley / Romany Malco / Mike Myers / Justin Timberlake / Verne Troyer
Screenwriter
Graham Gordy / Mike Myers
Composer
George S. Clinton
Executive Producer
Gary Barber / Roger Birnbaum / Donald J. Lee
Producer
Michael De Luca / Mike Myers
Director of Photography
Peter Deming