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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Mahoney ...
Team Leader #1
Team Leader #2
Team Leader #3
Team Leader #4
Vacuum Shopper
Jack Strang
Mom with Baby


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

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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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Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Talk of the Town  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,098,795 (USA) (1 July 2011)


$35,565,975 (USA) (12 August 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julia Roberts had just begun shooting Eat Pray Love (2010) on location in Rome when she was first offered the script for this movie. See more »


The bar code on Larry's college photo ID spells his name incorrectly as Larry Crown instead of Crowne. See more »


Mercedes Tainot: Are you clairvoyant?
Steve Dibiasi: No... Steve Dibiasi...
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits switch from Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks to rolling credits on black background, Roberts mouths 'Hi Mom'. See more »


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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Very good
16 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why is the movie getting such a bad rap?? It's really a very charming film with wonderful acting by Hanks and Roberts as well as a very good support cast. While the plot itself is no great shakes, it's very interesting, especially in these times of disheavelment. I know a lot of people as well as critics don't like it. Amazed. It's a 'feel good' kind of movie with no villains. Maybe that's why it doesn't sell to the average movie goer who likes foul language, violence, special effects and fast paced editing with hand held cameras yet. This is an old fashioned movie that was made in the 50-60's, so it's not relevant today? Too bad. See this one and you won't be disappointed. AND DON'T READ THOSE UNKIND COMMENTS.

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