The Love Guru

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  87 min.
Release Date: June 20, 2008
DVD: September 16, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.42
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Cast: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili, Ben Kingsley, Verne Troyer

Synopsis

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 star 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.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario. Screenwriter/star Mike Myers is Canadian.

Director: Marco Schnabel
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Mike Myers, Michael De Luca
Screenplay: Mike Myers, Graham Gordy
Official Site: www.theloveguru.com

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  • 5 stars "Love the movie. Smartly done. Insightful in a funny tone. Watch it carefully it is full of lessons."