Larry Crowne


Larry Crowne

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Despite the relaxed, easy chemistry of stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne is surprisingly bland and conventional.



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Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Tom 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 (Julia Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. -- (C) Universal Pictures

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Tom Hanks
as Larry Crowne
Julia Roberts
as Mercedes Tainot
Bryan Cranston
as Dean Tainot
Pam Grier
as Frances
George Takei
as Dr. Matsutani
Rami Malek
as Steve Dibiasi
Grace Gummer
as Natalie Calimeris
Rita Wilson
as Wilma Q. Gammelgaard
Jon Seda
as Officer Diamond
Malcolm Barrett
as Dave Mack
Joshua Bitton
as Officer Baker
Alex Quijano
as Team Leader #1
Tina Huang
as Team Leader #2
E-Kan Soong
as Team Leader #3
Taurina Pouncy
as Team Leader #4
A.B. Fofana
as Chester
Ian Gomez
as Frank
Chet Hanks
as Pizza Delivery Boy
Sarah Mahoney
as Samantha
Jack Milo
as Neighbor with Dog
Holmes Osborne
as Dave Busik
Randall Park
as Trainee Wong
Rob Riggle
as Jack Strang
Brady Rubin
as Dorothy Genkos
Claudia Stedelin
as Vicky Hurley
Erin Underwood
as Mom With Baby
Nia Vardalos
as Map Genie Voice
Julie Wagner
as Vacuum Shopper
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All Critics (201) | Top Critics (48)

  • An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resumés.

    Oct 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Leah Rozen

    Top Critic
  • To pluck romantic comedy from the jaws of a social crisis is a laudable project, worthy of Preston Sturges, and it's a pity that this featherlight drama-written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos, and directed by Hanks himself-should falter in its task.

    Jul 18, 2011 | Full Review…
  •'s an old-fashioned star vehicle, fashioned for the particular screen personas of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts by Hanks himself, who directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos. You may recall that he produced her breakthrough film...

    Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: 2.1/2
  • Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.

    Jul 7, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Even if you wander into this congealed mess with nothing more demanding in mind than to spend a little time with two charming favorites, do not expect Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman.

    Jul 6, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic
  • Neither fish nor fowl, Larry Crowne skitters between pathos and shtick, wasting abundant acting talent as it goes.

    Jul 5, 2011 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

    Top Critic

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