Larry Crowne
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Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

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"An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resumés."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"Even if you wander into this congealed mess with nothing more demanding in mind than to spend a little time with two charming favorites, do not expect Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Hanks' dorky routine - right on through to the ridiculous ELO-soundtracked end credits as he and Roberts drives around on a scooter in front of a green screen - is thankfully not as draining as one may assume."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Extremely modest, featherweight. But watchable."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Only hints at the comedy and poignancy that its two powerhouse leads could deliver if given better material."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"To pluck romantic comedy from the jaws of a social crisis is a laudable project, worthy of Preston Sturges, and it's a pity that this featherlight drama-written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos, and directed by Hanks himself-should falter in its task."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Neither fish nor fowl, Larry Crowne skitters between pathos and shtick, wasting abundant acting talent as it goes."
‑ Ella Taylor, NPR
"A likeable and light-hearted comedy that doesn't attempt to be anything more."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Could have been a solid, straightforward rom com coasting on likable leads; half-hearted additions trying to link the movie to economic crisis just detract."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Even Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't sell this lightweight rom-com fantasy."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"When it comes to unemployment-themed cinema, I'll take the greater realism of last year's The Company Men or this year's Everything Must Go over Hanks's too rosy vision of life after the pink slip."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"Larry Crowne is nothing we haven't seen before and at times feels over-done and cliched."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"... lacks any sense of gravity. Hanks has too much moxie to let little things like unemployment and an underwater mortgage get him down..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Tasty around the edges but disappointing in the center, Larry Crowne will meet the summer rom-com needs of many, but will not serve as a memorable addition to Hanks' legacy."
‑ Frederica Mathewes-Green, Christianity Today
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