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THE GURU

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The Guru

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/31/03
performer:
Heather Graham, Jimi Mistry, Marisa Tomei, Christine Baranski, Dwight Ewell, Michael McKean, Rob Morrow
director:
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
distributor:
Universal
author:
Tracey Jackson
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

This very funny studio picture about an Indian chap looking for stardom in America and inadvertently finding fame as a sex guru plays like an indie lark, inordinately cheering in the drab dead of winter. It’s a blending of venerable Bollywood musical conventions and Hollywood formula, a vision of comedy karma at its most chameleon. Jimi Mistry stars as the pseudo-swami; Heather Graham skewers her ”Boogie Nights” success as a wise porn starlet with family values.