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Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts come together for a romantic and optimistic comedy about how it’s never too late to reinvent yourself. When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne (Hanks) enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher (Roberts). Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Despite the relaxed, easy chemistry of stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne is surprisingly bland and conventional.
To pluck romantic comedy from the jaws of a social crisis is a laudable project, worthy of Preston...
June 22, 2017
...it's an old-fashioned star vehicle, fashioned for the particular screen personas of Tom Hanks a...
August 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Hanks and Roberts co-star in well-meaning but treacly drama.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this drama stars Tom Hanks as a recently downsized man adrift in life who decides to go to college. Julia Roberts co-stars as a bitter teacher stuck in a bad marriage who relishes her end-of-day drinks just a bit more than she should. The film's messages about finding unexpected joy in life are positive and uplifting, but unfortunately they're delivered in a superficial way. Expect some flirting and kissing, brief but strong swearing (including "f--k"), and ogling of online photos of bikini-clad women. One character drives drunk -- but there are consequences for that decision.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:July 1, 2011
- Audio Format:5.1
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