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PG-13| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Once well-respected at his company, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) finds himself on the unemployment line after a wave of corporate downsizing. Drowning in debt and unsure of what to do with his life, Larry enrolls in college, where he becomes part of a community of misfits who are all trying to carve out a better future. The possibility of romance enters the picture when Larry meets Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), an instructor who has lost her passion for both teaching and her marriage.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Julia Roberts , Bryan Cranston , Cedric the Entertainer , Taraji P. Henson , Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Wilmer Valderrama , Pam Grier

Director: Tom Hanks

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Larry Crowne (2011)

Release Date: July 1st, 2011|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • February 19, 2013 fr00000000139427
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    I loved it Go back to school America and don\'t be afraid to lose your job! Enjoyed every moment of that movie! Tom and Julia are the best and all other actors super!

  • January 08, 2012 mz00000000110155
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    While there were some chuckles in this movie and Julia Roberts portrayed her character competently,, this superficial, unimaginative and trite movie was shocking in that it was the work of Tom Hanks who has played so many complex characters with depth and reality. In this movie Tom Hanks couldn\'t seem to find his footing--was he a diffident, loser-type guy, a confident, revel in life\'s challenges kind of guy, or a sort of mindless, free spirited type. Either the combined tasks of acting and directing are either too big a challenge for Hanks, or he just doesn\'t have what it takes to direct anything but a mindless, unoriginal and not very good comedy. It\'s a sad chapter in an otherwise brilliant career for this usually inspiring actor. One star is a generous rating for this movie.

  • December 20, 2011 wt00000000109281
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    Funny, a little quirky and a good film with two major stars. Never heard of it before finding it here but definitely worth a watch!

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Moviefone Staff on Nov 7th, 2011 3:10PM

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Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 7th, 2011 2:40PM

Losing your job is usually pretty damn traumatic, but in the recent wave of recession-themed movies like 'Larry Crowne' and 'The Company Men,' it's just the first step in creating a happier, more ...

Why Did 'Larry Crowne' Fizzle at the Box Office?

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Gary Susman on Jul 5th, 2011 4:00PM

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