Larry Crowne Synopsis
A middle-aged man (Tom Hanks) loses his job, enrolls in college, and reinvents himself.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film seems simple and facile at a glance, but these characters and their dilemmas stay with you. These days, any of us could suddenly...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Hanks directs with assurance. Perhaps if he had teamed with a more agile writer, less given to cheesy yuck-fests, Larry Crowne would be the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's easy enough to accept the romantic-comedy luck of the two finding each another. It's much tougher, and ultimately useless, to buy...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I had a migraine when I started watching Larry Crowne, and by the end, it went away. None of this quite adds up to a recommendation, but...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Larry Crowne isn't a movie for adults. It's a movie for adults who don't like things with screens and keyboards.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
In the early scenes of Larry Crowne, Hanks' Larry is so assertively regular he almost comes off as a special-needs child - grinning into...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It put-puts along like a moped in busy traffic, content to amble around but not go anywhere.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.
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Warm, Almost Effortless Performances Worth Experiencing.

By Alon Patterson
Although it's short on action, meaning no caped comic characters saving the world yet again, this film delivers genuine portrayals of ordinary people, doing ordinary things while going about their...

Enjoyed it!

By saraklingebiel
Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts are 2 of the most likeable & watchable actors ever. Admit it. There was nothing at all bad about this movie. It was totally enjoyable. It just made me smile. He's totally...

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By ywsf
it had good moments and poor moments. it was bad editing and didnt really flow. I was disappointed.I really wanted it to be great but it wasn't. its an average movie. Go see the bargain matinee....

Crowne The King a happy King!

By nhcostanza
Great movie as usual by the great Tom Hanks. Although I can see the age catching up with Tom in his face he has yet to slow down in providing the movie industry with heartfelt powerful movies with...

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By grannyat39

glad I ignored the negative reviews

By Breakfastman
I'd read this beneath Tom Hanks, but really!?! Has everyone forgotten "Joe vs. The Volcano"? I say this was typical Tom Hanks... meaning enjoyable. There were laugh out loud moments, good cast, good...

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By sonnyoates
Cute and reliable. Actually liked Jullia Roberts in this role vs. some of her past roles when she appears to just play herself. Best role since Mona Lisa Smile. Predictable but nice to laugh...

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By Adorabbw
You know those movies which are so "feel-good" they stay with you for days after you've seen them? Larry Crowne is one of those! The characters, played by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Gugu Mbatha-Raw...

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By boilermaker72
Entertaining, yet somewhat predictable.not as good as forest gump...

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By jkennedylv
I enjoyed the film! I don't think it's an Acadamy Award winner, but it was cute and worth seeing. When you have Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts names as the lead actors, that is what made us go to the...

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief strong language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Hanks and Roberts co-star in well-meaning but treacly drama.
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