The Love Guru (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Love Guru (2008)



Critic Consensus: The Love Guru features far too many gross-out gags, and too few earned laughs, ranking as one of Mike Myers' poorest outings.

Movie Info

Austin Powers trilogy star Mike Myers collaborates with writer Graham Gordy for this comedy concerning a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers) who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. As a young child, Pitka is abandoned at the gates of an ashram in India and taken in by kindly gurus. An American by birth, Pitka absorbs the lessons taught to him by his teachers and later returns to the United States to become a leading authority on spirituality and self-help. While Pitka's methods are decidedly unorthodox, they may be the only means of ensuring that the Toronto Maple Leafs win the coveted Stanley Cup. Maple Leafs star Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) is in trouble. His estranged wife has recently begun dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) in a vengeful effort to send her husband's career into a tailspin, and when Roanoke starts to falter on the ice, the whole team starts to suffer. As their visions of leading the Maple Leafs to the Stanley Cup are quickly going up in flames, team owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer) enlist the aid of the world's best-known relationship expert in restoring the peace between Roanoke and his wife, and getting their team back on track to the championships.more
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Myers, Graham Gordy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2008
Box Office: $32.2M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Mike Myers
as Guru PitkaHimself
Jessica Alba
as Jane Bullard
Justin Timberlake
as Jacques Grande
Romany Malco
as Darren Roanoke
Verne Troyer
as Coach Punch Cherkov
Meagan Good
as Prudence Roanoke
Manu Narayan
as Rajneesh
John Oliver
as Dick Pants
Jim Gaffigan
as Trent Lueders
Ben Kingsley
as Guru Tugginmypuddah
Omid Djalili
as Guru Satchabigknoba
Robert Blake
as Himself
Telma Hopkins
as Lillian Roanoke
Rob Blake
as Himself
Kanye West
as Himself
Daniel Tosh
as Cowboy Hat
Ron Huebel
as Frat Guy
Rob Grfroerer
as Sickly Nerd
Rob Gfroerer
as Sickly Nerd
Linda Kash
as Female Reporter
Bob Bainborough
as Assitant Coach
Gotham Chopra
as Deepak Early 20s
Suresh John
as Indian Man
Autam Chopra Aka
as Deepkak Early 20's
Trevor Heins
as Young Pitka
Jaan Padda
as Young Deepak
Sean Cullen
as Referee
Mike Nahrgang
as Angry Fan
Samantha Bee
as Cinnabon Cashier
Peter Schoelier
as Uncle Jack
Ben Gans
as Goal Post Judge
Taylor Flood
as 11-Year-Old Girl
Alexia Filippeos
as 11-Year-Old Girl
Michelle Marshall
as Oprah Winfrey Voice ...
Jahlani Bishop
as Children's Church Ch...
Zoia Davis
as Children's Church Ch...
Donna Ellis
as Children's Church Ch...
Jazmine Jeffrey
as Children's Church Ch...
Danielle Johnson
as Children's Church Ch...
Carlisa Lewis
as Children's Church Ch...
Elyssa Marshall
as Children's Church Ch...
Jamila Mason
as Children's Church Ch...
Nathaniel Robinson
as Children's Church Ch...
Helen Semmunigus
as Children's Church Ch...
Daniel Skeete
as Children's Church Ch...
Tierra McRae-Spence
as Children's Church Ch...
Kadesha Webb
as Children's Church Ch...
Clarice Gillard
as Children's Church Ch...
Raemiah Dorrington
as Children's Church Ch...
Knikole Frans
as Children's Church Ch...
Zachary Jones-Hurst
as Children's Church Ch...
Tyra Jones-Hurst
as Children's Church Ch...
Adisa Liburd
as Children's Church Ch...
Sabrina Morris
as Children's Church Ch...
Nadine Muir
as Children's Church Ch...
Larissa Abrams-Ogg
as Children's Church Ch...
Tracey Soman
as Children's Church Ch...
Alpha Kayondo
as Children's Church Ch...
Ashton Williams
as Children's Church Ch...
Madhumita Sen
as Group Dancer
Krystal Kiran Garib
as Group Dancer
Uppekha Jain
as Group Dancer
Dani Jazzar
as Group Dancer
Karun Pathak
as Group Dancer
Sachin Bhatt
as Group Dancer
Prosenjit Kundu
as Group Dancer
Robert Halley
as Group Dancer
Sharat Chawla
as Group Dancer
Namita Kapoor
as Group Dancer
Hetal Patel
as Group Dancer
Nazneen Irani
as Group Dancer
Shereen Ladha
as Group Dancer
Sharona D'Ornellas
as Group Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Love Guru

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (45)

The Love Guru just feels lazy, filling time with jokes about Celine Dion, Oprah Winfrey, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Myers and Kanye West's Katrina telethon appearance -- essentially, inside jokes for everyone in the world with cable.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
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Full Review… | October 21, 2014

Do you remember Mike Myers? Well I suggest that you hold on to that memory and lock it tight inside you, because The Love Guru wants to destroy it.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
What Culture

It's a rare film that makes a reviewer consider giving up the movies altogether. My own Waterloo came forty-five minutes into The Love Guru when I briefly considered stabbing out my own eyes so that I wouldn't have to watch it any more.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011

Naughty Mike Myers comedy has little to love.

Full Review… | December 19, 2010
Common Sense Media

The Love Guru contains a few clever touches but has trouble hanging together as a coherent comedy, let alone a coherent film.

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
Washington Times

Audience Reviews for The Love Guru

A movie so absolutely puerile, unfunny and dreadful in every aspect imaginable that it makes you want to take Mike Myers by the hair and beat him with a tire iron. Is there really still anyone in this planet who thinks that name puns and diarrhea jokes are at all funny? (Zero stars)

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

A horrible movie. I laughed maybe twice at this crappy film, not only was it stupid, there was no point to it. I cant say anything else about it because it sucked so much.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Mike Myers has done it again. He's made another totally pointless, but beyond hysterical movie. As long as you know it's going to be stupid and going for cheap laughs, then you'll have fun. Justin Timberlake is funnier than I thought he would or could be. Jessica Alba still sucks. But it's a good movie about a love guru helping people fix love while he finds it.

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

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