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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

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Sarah Mahoney ...
Samantha
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Alvarez
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Trainee Wong
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Dorothy Genkos
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Team Leader #1
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Avery
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Vacuum Shopper
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Mom with Baby
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Cox
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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

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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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Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Talk of the Town  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,006,875, 3 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,608,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,008,245
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The last name of the lady at the bank is Gamelguard. This is a reference to That Thing You Do! (1996) (also with Tom Hanks). It is the same last name as the boy who last 'decently' kissed Faye (Liv Tyler). This is one of the last lines of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Matsutani in Econ 1 displays a second-semester textbook instead of a first-semester textbook. See more »

Quotes

Lamar: [having been fired] I thought I was gonna be Employee of the Month.
Jack Strang: Well, in a way, you are!
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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 The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Got Me Started
Written by Andreas Kleerup and Richard Silva
Performed by Swingfly
Courtesy of EMI Music Sweden
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Very good
16 December 2011 | by 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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