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Larry Crowne [Blu-ray]
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Wilma (Rita Wilson, Hank's real wife) from the bank loan desk suggests life changes due to finances. College classes are the obvious answer and Larry enrolls into a Speech 217 class with Ms Mercades `Mercy' Teinot (Julia Roberts) his teacher. "'Tai-no' not `Tai-NO'" instructs the sour teacher a bit grumpy from living with a porn fanatic. Don't expect a sudden romance on this scene.
An unexpected flirtatious delight is student Talia (Gugu Mbatha-Raw -also HOT in `Bonekickers') who takes Larry under her wing and gets him involved in a scooter gang. This takes form of some Gump-like events. The speech class is quite a mix of 9 other quirky characters including Natalie (Grace Gummer, Meryl Streep's daughter-you can't miss that face).
Mercy is called "washboard" by her boob-loving spouse, soon to be discarded. Later viewed in a low-cut dress, Mercy proves she's not flat--she's a Pretty Woman. That leaves a romance available, right? Not so fast.
If you were expecting lots of bed scenes, skin, and raucous behavior, you will be disappointed. This will not be a 5-star movie for the under-40s. Older adults, mid-life through Boomers like a romance that has some intellect mixed with emotion, and from that perspective, this romantic comedy works. After all the economy has everyone relating to job loss, low income, loosing a home, reentry into a new job, and here we have a fun, but truthful picture of that struggle in life.Read more ›
The title character, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is a likeable guy who works hard at his job as a "team leader" at the local U-Mart where he's worked every day since doing 20 years in the Navy right out of high school. He enjoys his job, likes his co-workers who like him in return, and has been voted Employee-of-the-Month multiple times. And so it comes as a complete shock when he's summoned by the management who tell him that they're letting him go because he doesn't have a college degree. Which is disastrous news for Larry as his house is underwater mortgage-wise and finding a new job is proving nigh impossible. Encouraged by his next-door neighbor Lamar (Cedric the Entertainer), who's been running a perpetual yard-sale on his front lawn for the last ten years, Larry decides to go to the local college and get a degree that will, in Lamar's words "make you fire-proof!" One of the courses he ends up taking is a public-speaking course taught by Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), a teacher who's suffering from burn-out in her job and disenchantment with her marriage.Read more ›
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It was a fun movie. However I don't know why Julia Roberts was playing such a shrew. Forest Gump meets Easy Rider?Published 1 day ago by rogertherat
I absolutely loved this movie. I am a non traditional student, and can tell you that this story is similar to my own in many ways. Read morePublished 3 days ago by KatieScarlett
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are only in very good movies. This was a laugh from begining to end
Loved the the blue moped . D.
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts together in an awesome movie!! I love the whole movie and was interested to the end. Loved the ending!! ThanksPublished 18 days ago by D. Weber
This is one of my favorite movies, it is fairly clean, and keeps you interested. Good character's and plot.Published 21 days ago by Eugene Tardie
Super cute funny movie.. As always Tom Hanks is wonderful. . Julia Roberts does a great job in this movie playing the Professor - Good family movie..Published 24 days ago by L. Harris
Enjoyable movie..........loved the diversity of friendships Larry made through his class.Published 25 days ago by Colleen
Great movie !! I had seen it when it came out but just wanted to own the dvd.Published 1 month ago by Dominique
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