There's no statute of limitations on education, otherwise disruptive (and much-older-than-the-norm) co-eds the Marx Brothers, Rodney Dangerfield, and rappers Method Man and Redman would never have been let onto campus.

As middle-aged college student Larry Crowne, 54-year-old Tom Hanks isn't hitting the books just for laughs, but for the life lessons, something we students of inspirational films have already learned from Rudy (Sean Astin), Rita ('Harry Potter's Julie Walters) and Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank).