The Love Guru

Critics Consensus

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



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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.

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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
Robert Blake
as Himself
Omid Djalili
as Guru Satchabigknoba
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
Linda Kash
as Female Reporter
Rob Gfroerer
as Sickly Nerd
Bob Bainborough
as Assitant Coach
Gotham Chopra
as Deepak Early 20s
Suresh John
as Indian Man
Trevor Heins
as Young Pitka
Autam Chopra Aka
as Deepkak Early 20's
Jaan Padda
as Young Deepak
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 Double
Jahlani Bishop
as Children's Church Choir
Zoia Davis
as Children's Church Choir
Donna Ellis
as Children's Church Choir
Jazmine Jeffrey
as Children's Church Choir
Danielle Johnson
as Children's Church Choir
Carlisa Lewis
as Children's Church Choir
Elyssa Marshall
as Children's Church Choir
Jamila Mason
as Children's Church Choir
Nathaniel Robinson
as Children's Church Choir
Helen Semmunigus
as Children's Church Choir
Daniel Skeete
as Children's Church Choir
Tierra McRae-Spence
as Children's Church Choir
Kadesha Webb
as Children's Church Choir
Clarice Gillard
as Children's Church Choir
Raemiah Dorrington
as Children's Church Choir
Knikole Frans
as Children's Church Choir
Zachary Jones-Hurst
as Children's Church Choir
Tyra Jones-Hurst
as Children's Church Choir
Adisa Liburd
as Children's Church Choir
Sabrina Morris
as Children's Church Choir
Nadine Muir
as Children's Church Choir
Larissa Abrams-Ogg
as Children's Church Choir
Tracey Soman
as Children's Church Choir
Alpha Kayondo
as Children's Church Choir
Ashton Williams
as Children's Church Choir
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
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Hetal Patel
as Group Dancer
Nazneen Irani
as Group Dancer
Shereen Ladha
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Sharona D'Ornellas
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Critic Reviews for The Love Guru

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (150)

  • At one point Kingsley's character makes his pupils duel with mops soaked in his own urine. If you think that's funny, be my guest.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 0/5
  • Myers' shtick isn't for everyone, but I laughed. Looking around, however, I saw that my fellow critics were enjoying themselves as much as Gordon Brown on the beach at Southwold.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Myers has created in Pitka a character that's sexually ambiguous, deeply neurotic and far more fascinating than the puerile script.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Well 'they' obviously haven't seen 'The Love Guru', an overgrown dirt-patch of clunking juvenilia.

    Jul 31, 2008 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • As the celebrity love guru of Los Angeles, Mike Meyers delivers jokes so poorly that they just clang to the floor like metal weights.

    Jul 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's just deadly.

    Jun 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Love Guru

  • Nov 04, 2012
    Not a brilliant comedy, More slapstick than anything, Abit corny but there are some laughs to be had just not enough.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2012
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    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.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2011
    A dismal, pathetic, and absolutely awful attempt at comedy..
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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