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Larry Crowne (2011)

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After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

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Tom Hanks
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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

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julia Roberts had just begun shooting Eat Pray Love (2010) in Rome, when she was first offered the script for this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Talia Francesco: Hey - we all got free tattoos. I wanted something in Japanese so check this out.
[Shows tattoo]
Talia Francesco: That one says courage, that one says spirit. Courageous spirit.
Larry Crowne: That's Chinese, and it says soy sauce.
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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 Maltin on Movies: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) See more »

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Faithful
Written by Tyler Hilton
Performed by Tyler Hilton
Courtesy of Reprises Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great movie full of positive energy
29 May 2015 | by mgliuSee all my reviews

I'm not a movie critic. But as a viewer, I truly appreciate the story of this movie. After 2008, many Americans lost their jobs, their homes and many struggle to keep their children in school, put food on the table. You've heard of the term tent city, where middle class family put up tents in parks so the children and family can sleep. It was a dark era. This movie took a different spin and use Larry Crowne, an admirable and honorable person with a positive attitude to keep on going and good things started to happen. He didn't end up with a better life in financial point of view but a truly happier person. It shows that life can be joyous and wonderful even when you just made end meets.

Frictional may it be, but it give everyone hopes and encouragement where we should all moving forward and be positive about life.

It's the message I like about the movie and the sweetness of the characters that I enjoyed.


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