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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley, Meagan Good, John Oliver, Verne Troyer, Romany Malco, Jim Gaffigan
Director: Marco Schnabel
Rating: NC-16 (Sexual Humour)
Year Made: 2008



- Deleted Scenes
- Bloopers
- 3 Featurettes

- Outtakes



Languages: English/Thai
Subtitles: English/Mandarin/Thai/ Cantonese/Korean/Bahasa Indonesia
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 26 mins
Region Code: NTSC 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN





Mike Myers is back with his most hilarious character since Austin Powers, and this time he’s working his mojo Kama Sutra-styles as the outrageous Guru Pitka!

Vying for the title of the world’s best self-help guru, Pitka must help a star hockey player win his wife back from rival athlete Jacques “Le Coq” Grande (Justin Timberlake) and, along with it, the Stanley Cup.  Will Pitka’s comic karmic intervention be enough to turn this losing team into champions?


Eight years it has been since Mike Myers’ last wrote a character vehicle for himself- since Austin Powers previous outing in Goldmember- and it seems that the comedian has somewhat lost his Midas touch.

Indeed, his latest creation, the Guru Pitka, has little of the inventiveness or charm of his earlier brain-childs. Rather, the Guru Pitka is a rude, hyperactive, more child than man (despite his incessant jibes at “Mini-Me” Verne Troyer’s Coach Punch Cherkov) character that you would like to give a hard right smack across the face. That’s just how much love this Guru Pitka is going to get from you.

Like his earlier, far superior creations Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers both writes and stars as the titular character. As the writer of this farce, Mike Myers goes overindulgent in the basest, crudest and most unfunny ways possible (unless you consider two people fighting with mops soaked in urine anything less than repulsive).

Indeed, although the trademark ‘wink-wink’ play on character names (Guru Tugginmypudha for example) and acronyms may inspire a chuckle or two, the rest of the movie is an elephantine mess of the kind of humour that seems scribbled in the walls of a toilet cubicle. And I say elephantine because that’s the only way to describe the climax where two elephants do it in the middle of an ice hockey field.

As the actor of this nonsense, he seems to love his on-set improvisations a little too much. Yes, it appears that he has given free rein to his tendency to end his scenes with some bit of smart remark or gesture he made up impromptu. Unfortunately, while some are mildly funny, there are many instances where they simply fall flat.

Alas, first-time director Marco Schnabel seems to be too in love with Mike Myers’ shticks that he has allowed Mike Myers to almost do what he pleases in the movie. It makes one wonder how different this movie could have been were long-time collaborator Jay Roach were on board instead. While Jay Roach shot to popularity directing the Austin Powers series, it is clear that Marco Schnabel (with his lack of comic sensibilities here) will not have any such luck with The Love Guru.

Compared to Mike Myers here, Justin Timberlake as an obnoxious, arrogant French ice hockey player Jacques “Le Coq” Grande is the scene stealer. His first comedic role since starting out in the acting business, he disappears in a role much like Tom Cruise did in Tropic Thunder. No such luck though for Jessica Alba. Beautiful looks aside, she seems to disappear into the background amid the shenanigans of Myers and Timberlake.

It’s hard to envisage what sort of cheer the makers of this movie were hoping that audiences will get out of it. The movie does have its moments, but they are so brief and few that this can only be considered an embarrassment for those involved- especially, of course, for the one who wrote/ starred/ produced it, Mike Myers.


There are 3 featurettes on this disc: Mike Myers and the Love Guru: An Inside Look takes a brief behind the scenes at the making of this movie; One Helluva Elephant shows how both the real and the animatronics thing were used on set; and Hockey Training for Actors demonstrates the preparation Romany Malco and Justin Timberlake underwent to shoot their ice hockey scenes.


Nice, clean visuals that bring out the film’s colourful visual palette. The Dolby 5.1 track works especially fine for the scenes on the ice.



Review by Gabriel Chong


. The Love Guru (Movie Review)

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This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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