A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.Written by
Every scene with Lamar had him smoking a pipe; however, it was always the same pipe. Dedicated pipe smokers have numerous pipes and rotate their use as they need about a week to recover from smoking, therefore they never smoke the same pipe day after day. See more »
You know, I know what really pisses you off. What is really pissing you off is that I like big knockers and you don't have any!... Maybe I should take that back.
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The Chinese characters and Soy Sauce translation appear again as the last logo displayed at the end of the credits just before the *fictitious* disclaimer. See more »
Likable comedy, although nothing seems to be at stake
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are likable as always (this is the first movie I've seen them in together), and they give the film what it deserves. I think it could have used some complications, though. Sure, he loses a job, then he goes to college, and also joins bikers. There's not any plot beyond that. I am recommending the movie, but think what this movie could have been if this guy was really having a crisis. The movie is apparently supposed to be about a guy who redeems himself, but there's none of that, aside from the fact that he signs up for college courses. How about a villain, maybe? And was the yard sale storyline really necessary? Still, "Larry Crowne" is fun to watch.
*** out of ****
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