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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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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

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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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Nia Vardalos co-wrote this film with Tom Hanks. Hanks has worked with Vardalos before, as a producer, on her films My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Connie and Carla (2004), My Life in Ruins (2009), and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). This movie is the first time that they have collaborated on a screenplay. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Pizza Delivery Boy: How much change do you want back?
Mercedes Tainot: Why don't you keep it? But just remember, a teacher once gave you a $12 tip. You stay in school.
Pizza Delivery Boy: [as the door closes] Thank you... You're a babe! Where do you teach...
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Crazy Credits

Some of the roadsigns shown in the background don't have actual place names on them but words used in the movie, like 'Chilloot Park' (from a line said by Dean Tainot), or 'Break even paradox' (from a line said by Larry Crowne during Economics 1). See more »

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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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When It Feels Good
Written by Jeff Kashiwa and Kim Waters
Performed by Jeff Kashiwa
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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Diasappointing
16 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was look for a good snappy comedy, or at least, some fun romance. Neither here. Yeah, it's not awful, but who cares about any of the characters. Really, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Nia (Greek wedding), ought to be able to put together something much better. When a man loses his job, he is usually devastated. Larry was mildly sad and surprised, but immediately went to work to find something else. Also, as a clerk in a big box store, how could he ever afford that house to begin with? But where did he get the money to go to school? Things seemed too easy. Yes, I know it was a movie, and a supposed comedy, but it just didn't work. The Julia Roberts character is so uni-dimensional, so flat. If she didn't have great legs and a pretty face there would be no point for her to be the one in the movie. Yes, disappointing.


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