Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne

Comedy drama about the amiable Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks, who also directs), a middle-aged fellow who is made redundant from his job during a recession. Behind on his mortgage and needing to up-skill, he returns to college. There, he develops a crush on his public-speaking teacher (Julia Roberts) who has lost her passion for her job, her husband and her life.

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Larry Crowne / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Movie stars may be less valued than they used to be, but it's still puzzling to see Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts stuck in a romantic comedy as flat-footed and tone deaf as Larry Crowne.

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Total Film

Total Film

As lightweight as a salad and about as filling, this is amiable but predictable. Tom and Julia are as solid as ever but, like Hanks’ direction, they won’t be winning any awards.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A rom-com fairy tale so tepid and well behaved that watching it feels like being stuck in traffic as giddy joy-riders in the opposite lane break the speed limit. You have little choice but to cool your heels and pretend that the parched crabgrass in the median is a field of flowers.

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Tom Hanks has fun in slippers-comfortable throwback.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The screenplay carries blandness to a point beyond tedium.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's sweet, bordering on mushy, and while it's a nice reminder that life in a recession doesn't mean the end of the world, overall Larry Crowne is more cringeworthy than uplifting.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This one coasts by on Hanks' immense appeal and charm, but more focus and a touch more sharpness are needed to make it really come alive.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The story feels half-considered, the relationships thin, and the direction visually indifferent.

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