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Larry Crowne (2011)

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

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1 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Talk of the Town  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$35,565,975 (USA) (12 August 2011)
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The fictional "U-Mart" where Larry works is actually a K-Mart. Based on the color scheme and the outtakes on the DVD where Tom Hanks mentions about being able to "find everything they need at K-Mart". See more »

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

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Mercedes Tainot: Larry, you're a great student. I'm not an easy A.
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Los Tres Mosqueteros (2011) See more »

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Calling America
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unbelievable that it was ever made
13 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i can't believe this movie was even made. maybe in a few decades it could be enjoyed for some kind of kitsch value that time can grant some films (like those of ed wood), but i am skeptical of even that. from the dated tom petty songs in the soundtrack to the unbelievable characters and situations, the horrible script. it was reminiscent of "The Room", with A- list actors. (or until recently A-list actors... or until this was made A- list actors...) it was startling to see these capable actors in a film this horrible. i felt stupider as each minute of this movie went by. director/writer/actor tom hanks should stick to acting ("that thing you do" (which he also wrote) was no gem either). nia vardalos (co-writer and "my big fat Greek wedding" writer/actor) should maybe just retire.


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