• Larry Crowne (2011)

Larry Crowne

Release Date: July 1st, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 15th, 2011

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

Production Co: Playtone Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Transformation, Love, Husband, 2010s, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 45
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    In the early scenes of Larry Crowne, Hanks' Larry is so assertively regular he almost comes off as a special-needs child - grinning into his coffee-cup in the big-box-store break room, he has all the sexual allure of Forrest Gump. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters. show more

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    The film seems simple and facile at a glance, but these characters and their dilemmas stay with you. These days, any of us could suddenly be Larry Crowne. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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