Larry Crowne
Larry Crowne (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 1, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the relaxed, easy chemistry of stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne is surprisingly bland and conventional.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

There's no deep message. No complex characters. No moments of high drama, no inspired speeches. But the pictures are pretty, the story is sweet and it's told by a top-notch team of Hollywood pros. It's not great; but it sure is likable.

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Leonard Maltin
indieWire's an old-fashioned star vehicle, fashioned for the particular screen personas of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts by Hanks himself, who directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos. You may recall that he produced her breakthrough film...

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Larry Crowne could be subtitled, "My Big Fat Mid-Life Crisis."

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Leah Rozen

An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resumés.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Tom Hanks's company Playtone appears to be dedicated to making movies where a Beach-Boys-y soundtrack and 1950s Boy Scout values still inform everything. Not necessarily a bad thing -- just cloying.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

But with such timely material and a stellar cast, it comes off mostly as a missed opportunity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Co-written, directed, produced, and starring Tom Hanks, this tale of a middle aged man changing his life in the wake of the economic crash feels true to what… More
danny d
i thoroughly enjoyed this underrated film. it was a bit more charming and unique than most standard rom coms these days, the cast was solid, and i laughed a… More
Sergio Garcia
If you still think that a good casting will make a good movie, see Larry Crowne and think again.
Cynthia S.
I wanted this to be better. It was cute...but not fantastic. I did enjoy this movie in a low level way - liked it enough to sit thru the entire thing. But… More
Mhd Ekrayem
It's a funny movie, Tom Hanks did a good job with it. He directed it, starred in it, co-wrote the script, that's a good job, for me I enjoyed it a… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"I was downsized, I'm here to make sure that never happens again."</i> After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself… More