The Love Guru

Theatrical Release: June 20, 2008
The Love Guru


In the comedy “The Love Guru,” Pitka (Mike Myers in his first original character since Austin Powers) 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.

Dove Review

“The Love Guru” attempts a comedy take on professional sports, love, and religion. The movie in parts repeated itself. It was also hard to follow and it dragged in certain spots. There are a a lot of sexual references. It is very funny at times. However, this show is definitely not for kids. Some of the discussions in this movie were mature discussions. There is also quite a bit of violence. Due to some of the content in this movie, it cannot be awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Lots of sexual references, no actual sex acts; man and woman kiss.
Language: H-2; OMG-1; B-6; A-8;D-5;BS-1; Slang for male/female genitalia.
Violence: Punching in face; brawling on the ice at hockey game; kicking and punching man in groin.
Drugs: Announcer on drugs.
Nudity: Ladies in belly dancing outfits that showed a lot of cleavage.
Other: A coach gives the middle finger to another team.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Mike Myers and Graham Gordy
Director: Marco Schnabel
Producer: Michael De Luca
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 99 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Judy Horan