Larry Crowne

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: July 1, 2011
DVD: November 15, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.57
based on 348 votes and 106 reviews
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Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Bryan Cranston, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Jon Seda


Amiable superstar team leader Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) has worked at a big-box company since his time in the Navy. When the company decides to downsize and Larry is let go, he finds himself with a lot of free time, and is inspired to go back to college.

He meets a colorful array of outcasts and also-rans, trying to build better futures for themselves. Larry's life takes an unexpected turn when he develops a crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts) in a public speaking class. Although Mercedes is married, she's lost her connection with her husband. Larry finds that just when he thought his life had reached a dead end, he has hope for the future.

Director: Tom Hanks
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks
Screenplay: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos
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  • 5 stars "the summer's best comedy. a must-see for fans of the genre."
  • 2 stars "i usually enjoy tom hanks and julia roberts, but this movie just fell flat. roberts' character was nasty so i don't understand "larry" falling for her"
  • 5 stars "the best movie of 2011."