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Larry Crowne (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 July 2011 (USA)
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After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

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Tom Hanks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Larry Crowne
Sarah Mahoney Sarah Mahoney ... Samantha
Roxana Ortega ... Alvarez
Randall Park ... Trainee Wong
Brady Rubin ... Dorothy Genkos
Alex Quijano ... Team Leader #1
Tina Huang ... Team Leader #2
E-Kan Soong ... Team Leader #3
Tarina Pouncy ... Team Leader #4
Sy Richardson ... Avery
Julie Wagner ... Vacuum Shopper
Rob Riggle ... Jack Strang
Erin Underwood ... Mom with Baby
Dale Dye ... Cox
Barry Sobel ... Cubby
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Storyline

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 Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never too late in life to start living.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talk of the Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Reseda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,096,065, 3 July 2011

Gross USA:

$35,608,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,008,245
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Malcolm Barrett's character talks about Star Trek. George Takei, famous for his role as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) series, has a role in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dean Tainot: [to Mercedes] 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Hold On Tight
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra (as ELO)
Courtesy of Epic Records Sony Music Licensing
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Likable comedy, although nothing seems to be at stake
1 January 2012 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

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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