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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.

Director:

Tom Hanks
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Larry Crowne
Sarah Mahoney Sarah Mahoney ... Samantha
Roxana Ortega ... Alvarez
Randall Park ... Trainee Wong
Brady Rubin ... Dorothy Genkos
Alex Quijano ... Team Leader #1
Tina Huang ... Team Leader #2
E-Kan Soong ... Team Leader #3
Tarina Pouncy ... Team Leader #4
Sy Richardson ... Avery
Julie Wagner ... Vacuum Shopper
Rob Riggle ... Jack Strang
Erin Underwood ... Mom with Baby
Dale Dye ... Cox
Barry Sobel ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never too late in life to start living.

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talk of the Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Reseda, California, USA See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rami Malek (Steve Dibiasi) & Grace Gummer (Natalie Calimeris) also worked on Mr. Robot (2015) as Elliot & Dominique DiPierro respectively. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dell Gordo: [using Larry's new code name] Mr. Lance Corona. Raise your right hand. Say something patriotic.
Larry Crowne: [raises his right hand] We'll be right back after these messages.
Dell Gordo: Welcome to the Street Patrol. We ride for justice and beauty. It's a full-time job, Lance.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits you can see on the left side of the screen rapidly appearing Chinese characters and English letters rotated 90 degrees clockwise. They are the tattoo that Talia has on her back and the translation, 'soy sauce'. See more »

Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold On Tight
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra (as ELO)
Courtesy of Epic Records Sony Music Licensing
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Predictable, But Enjoyable
27 October 2015 | by BoomerDTSee all my reviews

This is, at least for me, a perfect type of HBO movie, where I just viewed it. It isn't loaded with special effects and non-stop ridiculous violence, which may be why some of the reviewers hate it. Actually, not a whole lot happens in this story of Larry Crowne, a 50 yr old ex-Navy vet who has been laid off from his retail job and decides to go attend community college. (It is hard to believe he couldn't find another retail job, but we've got to get Tom Hanks in college) Larry does seem to really find himself in college and falls in love with with his speech teacher, Julia Roberts, who is in the process of splitting with her hubby,a frustrated writer who is obsessed with ladies with large boobs. That's about it, but it's only 98 minutes of time spent, Hanks and Roberts are pleasant to watch in the type of role they can do in their sleep. As I said, not a whole lot happens but that's somewhat similar to life most the time.


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