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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:
... Larry Crowne
Sarah Mahoney ... Samantha
... Alvarez
... Trainee Wong
... Dorothy Genkos
... Team Leader #1
... Team Leader #2
... Team Leader #3
... Team Leader #4
... Avery
... Vacuum Shopper
... Jack Strang
... Mom with Baby
... Cox
... Cubby
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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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Never too late in life to start living.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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 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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Julia Roberts appears with Meryl Streep's daughter, Grace Gummer, in this film. Roberts would then go on to work with Streep in August: Osage County (2013). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Larry Crowne: Somebody skipped Matsutani's class!
Talia Francesco: I dropped out of college today.
Larry Crowne: What?
Talia Francesco: "No, Talia, don't be a fool, stay in school. And don't drink and drive, or do drugs, and quit smoking, and eat vegetables." I don't, I stopped, I did, I do.
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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 »

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Features Pygmalion (1938) See more »

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The Hundredth Time
Written by Nick Krogovich
Performed by Gigi
Courtesy of Tomlab by arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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not a bad movie but somewhat slow
10 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Saw it at European premiere. Overall it is a nice comedy. Not for hard laughs, but a somewhat sentimental story about an excellent salesman who is fired, because he doesn't have a college degree. Hence he goes back to community college and ends up falling in love.

So far so good. The entire cast is good and Julia is excellent as a hard drinking disillusioned teacher. Tom's direction is a bit slow. So is the build up of the story. It seems to move endlessly among A story, B story trying to please everyone.

Tom decided on a strange, sepia colored 70s look for this one. It's so unreal, or maybe real, I quiet was turned off by it. I suppose for a mature adult audience in their mid 40s this one works. Teenagers will see the Transporter CGI nonsense, while their parents will have a good time with this love-comedy-drama story.


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