Rated PG-13 · 98 minutes · 2011

Romantic comedy
Tom Hanks brings plenty of Tom Hanks to Larry Crowne. Set against the crumbling financial market and rampant joblessness, Hanks puts on a happy face as a middle-age man attending college for the first time. He enrolls in a class taught by Julia Roberts, which—note to school administrators—would be a good way to get those enrollment numbers up. She’s more acidic than usual here, and it helps the proceedings, but Hanks could use a little of Jimmy Stewart’s post-war cynicism, given the circumstances. It’s a nice movie. Not good, really, but very nice. On a shallow note: Hanks’ hair dye is really noticeable. Isn’t the point that he’s an older guy? Let it go gray, Tom. Granted, it’s not as bad as his Da Vinci Code weave, but still.

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Official Site: www.larrycrowne.com
Director: Tom Hanks
Producer: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Philippe Rousselet, Steven Shareshian, Jeb Brody, Fabrice Gianfermi and David Coatsworth
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji Henson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rita Wilson, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Jon Seda, Rob Riggle, Holmes Osborne, Ian Gomez, Maria Canals-Barrera, Tom Budge and Joshua Biton


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Boise Weekly The Projector Fathers and sons, sisters and brothers (and the father they never knew), looking for love in all the right places and pretending in Paris. 07/01/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Nice. Cute. Meh.: Larry Crowne It's not a bad movie. It's not a particularly good one, either. by MaryAnn Johanson 06/30/2011
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Larry Crowne, Monte Carlo, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and other film events happening around town. 06/30/2011
The Coast Halifax Larry Crowne sweet, schmaltzy Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts vehicle an underpowered scooter by Carsten Knox 06/30/2011
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Style Weekly Midlife Crisis Tom Hanks crafts a remedial adult-education story in "Larry Crowne." by Wayne Melton 07/12/2011
NUVO Ed reviews 'Larry Crowne' During the current epidemic of mega-movie in-your-face-itis, it's refreshing to see an unassuming little flick like this staffed with charming actors. by Ed Johnson-Ott 07/01/2011

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