May 7, 2019
This film is the cinematic equivalent of a marshmallow. It's soft and fluffy, but it leaves you unsatisfied and hungering for more after you consume it.
Aug 25, 2017
Larry Crowne could be subtitled, "My Big Fat Mid-Life Crisis."
Jul 22, 2016
Tom Hanks's company Playtone appears to be dedicated to making movies where a Beach-Boys-y soundtrack and 1950s Boy Scout values still inform everything. Not necessarily a bad thing -- just cloying.
Oct 7, 2015
But with such timely material and a stellar cast, it comes off mostly as a missed opportunity.
Mar 2, 2013
Larry Crowne is nothing we haven't seen before and at times feels over-done and cliched.
Dec 5, 2011
Could have been a solid, straightforward rom com coasting on likable leads; half-hearted additions trying to link the movie to economic crisis just detract.
Nov 16, 2011
... lacks any sense of gravity. Hanks has too much moxie to let little things like unemployment and an underwater mortgage get him down...
Oct 20, 2011
Only hints at the comedy and poignancy that its two powerhouse leads could deliver if given better material.
Oct 7, 2011
An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resums.
Sep 8, 2011
Even Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't sell this lightweight rom-com fantasy.
Sep 2, 2011
Tasty around the edges but disappointing in the center, Larry Crowne will meet the summer rom-com needs of many, but will not serve as a memorable addition to Hanks' legacy.
Jul 25, 2011
It felt like I was being smothered with "feel good" moments. Everything about the story and its characters is too far detached from reality.
Jul 19, 2011
full of a counter-intuitive sunny optimism that is at odds with the tale itself
Jul 18, 2011
Larry Crowne, Hanks' second effort behind the camera, makes It's a Wonderful Life look like Enter the Void. It's a cute movie that never meant to hurt no one, and that's the best thing I can say about it.
Jul 18, 2011
I can't begin to tell you how bland this movie is.
Jul 18, 2011
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 15, 2011
There are some endearing scenes and some fun moments, but the screenplay doesn't feel developed; we are never really engaged
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
As well-meaning as it is, (it) is a two-dimensional bit of fluff, an untidy string of cutesy scenes and cutesy characters -- few of them as cute as they are intended to be.
Jul 12, 2011
With little to distract us from its half-hearted plotting and flimsy characterizations, Larry Crowne quickly turns into an abject failure, propped up only by its fading stars' fading charisma.