Larry Crowne 2011

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Before he was downsized Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at his company. Struggling with his mortgage and unclear what to do with his free days, he heads to his college. There be becomes part of a colourful community of outcasts, all trying to find a better future. Then he develops a crush on his teacher.

Starring:
Tom Hanks,Julia Roberts
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Larry Crowne

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Tom Hanks
Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts
Supporting actors Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Bryan Cranston, George Takei
Studio STUDIOCANAL
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Simon Burnett on 24 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
The two characters in Larry Crowne - played by Tom Hanks (Larry) and Julia Roberts (Mercedes) - carry off a beautifully subtle and touching romantic comedy. The setting of Larry's redundancy and Mercedes dissappointing marriage make it rich in human understanding: a film you'll think about a lot afterwards. Perhaps you need to have lived a little to appreciate the joy and hope this film brings, much better to see it now (aged 41) than at 20. Also, you'll love George Takei (the actor who played 'Mr Sulu')... his small part is a real treat :)
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By L. Woolridge TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 July 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I did not intend on watching this film at the cinema at all but as I went through the listing I realised it was the last showing available so it was an "oh well we'll watch that then" situation.

I am SO glad that I did. The easiest way I can describe this film is the surprise film of the year for me. I go to the cinema Every week as I like to keep up with the latest movies and it Isn't often at all that a film so poorly advertised could turn out to be so good.

The surprise actor of this film is the young girl who plays the character Talia. She was a revelation and added such a great tone to the film. Tom Hanks yet again performing in a great role with some other brilliant actors. I can see why some people might not like this film because it Isn't Tom Hanks shouting "Wilson!" or "Life is like a box of chocolates." People do not realise that it doesn't need to be a huge film to be extremely enjoyable and light hearted.

The humour of this film was just ideal, obviously it wasn't Hangover laugh out loud funny, but it was enough to keep me and the girlfriend smiling throughout the film.

I Would recommend this to any big film watchers, and hopefully it will surprise you as much as it did me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. 880 on 8 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
I was either in a very good mood, came with no expectations at all, or just took in the sheer implausibility of the whole exercise; whichever it was I quite liked this second feature-length directorial effort from Hanks in some small way. It's fifteen years now since he helmed his first movie though he's done TV in-between, not least episodes of Band of Brothers. That Thing you Do was a little gem of a film back in 1996 for those of you who remember those '60s rock/pop crossover pictures that were so popular from thirty years before. His latest effort Larry Crowne is trying, at least, to be as unassuming as that film was, and at times hits some marks. Genuinely funny - for anybody who has attended such things - are the Community College lecturers who dole out wisdom in their classes either straight from their - for sale! - course pack (a brilliantly deadpan George Takei) or else call up their past glories in Shakespeare classes they're more determined to cancel than teach (Julia Roberts is great early on in the picture!). There are flabby moments throughout however, and why Gugu Mbatha-Raw's young, hip and ever so-smart Talia would take up with Crowne and give him an unlikely moniker, is anybody's guess. Crowne's move from U-Mart nerd of the month, to hipster old-hand on campus is equally suspect in places too; but every now and then, you can just about see the film's tongue firmly in its cheek. Hanks's real life wife, Rita Wilson turns up as his bank's financial advisor, spreading aphorisms and free coffee like the credit crunch never happened. Crowne's neighbours operate a 24hr, seven-days-a-week garage sale with virtually no financial nouse at all. Hanks and Roberts finally fall for each other though the path is of course, never smooth. Nor is the tone and evenness of this film.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hannah Southworth on 11 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Really sweet film, I have always admired and loved Tom Hanks work in films, and this film doesnt let down. I wanted to see it in the theater but missed the chance, so got it on dvd instead. Very nice story and suporting cast shine as well.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Carno Polo on 14 April 2012
Format: Blu-ray
The worst film by Tom Hanks I have ever seen, by far. Clint Eastwood made a spectacularly successful shift from acting to directing, but Hanks, so far, did not.

This was a boring movie, I could not wait for it to end. No real story to speak of, no pathos, no drama, no fun, no real message escept the obvious one about restarting your life when you get fired. Acting is banal, predictable, unnatural. Two high quality stars such as Hanks and Roberts, I thought, would guarantee a worthwhile night. They usually do. Not this time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suze on 17 Sept. 2012
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I absolutely loved this film! It's not flashy or 'over the top' if that makes sense, It's charm is that it is a simple, gentle, heartwarming, feel good film that will make you smile and laugh and brighten up a dull and dismal winters afternoon.
Settle down with glass of something warming and enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CG on 29 April 2013
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Just an all round feel good movie. I don't know why a lot of people have criticized this movie. There is really great chemistry between Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Great all round cast, great movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gillian on 26 Mar. 2013
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Really enjoyable film. Both Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts for me are two of the best.Would recommend to any one who likes them.
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