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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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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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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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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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When Larry is getting fired for not going to college Jack Strang (Rob Riggle) holds up his class ring and says "SMU Class of 1986. Solid gold. They weren't giving these things away." In 1986 SMU was given "The Death Penalty" by the NCAA for major infractions, including graduating students who had not earned an academic degree. See more »

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Lamar: I told you how to avoid divorce lawyers. You get married, and you stay married.
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A powerful tool in the war on terror
14 December 2011 | by (Oman) – See all my reviews

This is what we've been waiting for since 9/11. Crazies want human rights for the terrorists and the government wants some quick intel, water boarding seems to be inhuman and hell some hardened terrorists can't be broken at all. Try locking them up in a cell with this movie playing, I assure you. They will beg for mercy, they'll give up all that they know, they will renounce their faith, heck they'll be rehabilitated from that moment onwards. This movie will terrorize the terrorists themselves, what it will do to us ordinary humans is anybody's guess.

If your an adrenaline junkie give it a go, but have your exit strategies planned. Either of the actors is a tormentor all on their own and when they come together, you'd rather choose a spinal tap over this.


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