Love Guru, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -4

Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili, Ben Kingsley. Comedy. Written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy. Directed by Marco Schnabel.

FILM 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. 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.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Im a fan of Mike Myers because hes inventive and sharp. Hes a funny man. But he has also admitted to dredging up a laugh wherever it can be mined. While his Dr. Evil is one of my favorite comic characters and his scene from the first Austin Powers where he and his son appear on Jerry Springers show is hysterical, he has also created Fat Bastard, perhaps the crudest comic foil to date. With his latest film, Mr. Myers is not content with potty humor. He spends much of his time in the sewer.

Dear Reader, normally in the content section, I try to be discrete, but I wish to make a point about todays movie comedies. Therefore, I will be more descriptive than usual. Believe me, I could be graphic.

DVD Alternative: The Party. Peter Sellers stars as a good-hearted bumbler who accidentally destroys a movie set, and then manages to do the same to a fancy party given by the films producer. There are a few risqu moments, but it is pretty tame by todays standards. And extremely funny and good-natured. Sellers is terrific.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Paramount Pictures

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Crude Language: Several coarse terms for body parts and functions; the words dick, cock, and other terms for penis are used to punctuate countless dialogues; sensitive men are called bitches, which not only insults them, but women as well; characters are seen passing gas, urinating, belching, and even one character blowing his nose we see the mucus shoot out.

Obscene Language: Four or five obscenities (mostly the s-word) and around thirty expletives

Profanity: Variations of the phrase Oh my God are used several times.

Violence: Slapstick on the rink violence

Sex: One characters penis is the central gag in his comic arsenal; countless visuals and vocal jokes about sex organs and the sex act; countless sexual innuendos that are as subtle as, well Fat Bastard.

Nudity: Very few women in this production get by without having to show considerable cleavage; in several scenes a male is seen wearing a chastity belt; we see two elephants copulating.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Often

Drugs: There are a couple of drug joke visuals; both are unoriginal and make light of drug use; several people are seen drinking.

Other: None

Running Time: 88 minutes
Intended Audience: Older Teens and Above

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