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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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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 »

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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

The fictional "U-Mart" where Larry (Tom Hanks) works is actually a K-Mart. Based on the color scheme and the outtakes on the DVD where Tom Hanks mentions about being able to "find everything they need at K-Mart". See more »

Goofs

It is far more likely Julia Roberts' character would go by Professor Tainot than Mrs./Ms. Tainot to her students. She cannot go by Dr., since she earned only a Masters degree, but her title as a college instructor would still be Professor. See more »

Quotes

Mercedes Tainot: [to Larry] Would you... Would you like to kiss me? Just if you... If you wanted to kiss me, it would really be your lucky night, because I'm half in the bag and my husband won't be home for, you know, three to five years.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.24 (2011) See more »

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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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I laughed and laughed
31 August 2014 | by lmpd51See all my reviews

This movie was lighthearted and just what I needed to brighten my evening! There was no raunchiness which was very refreshing. Tom Hanks was is usual wonderful self. Julia Roberts' character could have been developed a bit better but overall this movie was hysterical and my grandkids loved it also. Of course, it was a bit far fetched in some parts but then you have a comedy, that's the way you make people laugh!! My daughter let me borrow it for the evening and I wish she had given it to me. I may buy it. Yes, I liked it that well. And even though a comedy, it was very relevant to today's problems facing our nation.


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