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.

201198 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
42%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Tom Hanks has fun in slippers-comfortable throwback.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The screenplay carries blandness to a point beyond tedium.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

Of dear... maybe (just maybe) if I was over sixty and missed "the good old days" of trite, bland, insipid "comedies" about Caucasian movie stars who fall in love - like 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail' - then maybe, just maybe, I might find something - some one darn thing - to like about 'Larry Crowne.' I guess this is that kind of film they...

1.0
0

This movie would definitley appeal to most of your parents / mums as this has that kind of middle age humour with it. Great movie to take your mum to but prob not your boyfriend or friends!!

0

alright an average story with Tom Hanks although he is a wonderful actor the story line didnt see that great Tom Hanks spark where all used to I heard somewhere that someone came up to him and told him they didntl like the movie so he refunded them there money back a genuine nice guy

3.0
0

Best parts were in the trailer utter rubbish

1.0
0

I went to this to keep my mum company & throughly enjoyed it & had a good laugh & it's nice to find a good clean movie for a change.

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this. I wasn"t expecting much but I had a really good laugh & thoroughly enjoyed this movie as I think everyone in the theatre did going by their laughter as well. even my 16 year old son enjoyed it which is saying something.

4.0
0

This is a pleasant and heartwarming, and sometimes nearly moving story of Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) who lost his job and who sought to equip himself with some skills so the same thing wouldn't happen again. Julia Roberts plays a very jaded college lecturer who's in an unhappy marriage with a man who's addicted to internet pornography. Larry has a makeover...

3.0
0

Terrible movie. Bland. Patchy. Plotless.

1.0
0

My wife (12 year old son who is handsome and single) and I enjoyed this movie. Hanks on his journey through college and student life, Roberts on her journey through life's ups and downs having lost her passion for life and her work. The supporting actors were well cast with Mbatha-Raw showing her talent. There are a myriad of other journeys taking place...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Tom Hanks has fun in slippers-comfortable throwback.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The screenplay carries blandness to a point beyond tedium.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

Of dear... maybe (just maybe) if I was over sixty and missed "the good old days" of trite, bland, insipid "comedies" about Caucasian movie stars who fall in love - like 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail' - then maybe, just maybe, I might find something - some one darn thing - to like about 'Larry Crowne.' I guess this is that kind of film they...

1.0
0

This movie would definitley appeal to most of your parents / mums as this has that kind of middle age humour with it. Great movie to take your mum to but prob not your boyfriend or friends!!

0

alright an average story with Tom Hanks although he is a wonderful actor the story line didnt see that great Tom Hanks spark where all used to I heard somewhere that someone came up to him and told him they didntl like the movie so he refunded them there money back a genuine nice guy

3.0
0

Best parts were in the trailer utter rubbish

1.0
0

I went to this to keep my mum company & throughly enjoyed it & had a good laugh & it's nice to find a good clean movie for a change.

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this. I wasn"t expecting much but I had a really good laugh & thoroughly enjoyed this movie as I think everyone in the theatre did going by their laughter as well. even my 16 year old son enjoyed it which is saying something.

4.0
0

This is a pleasant and heartwarming, and sometimes nearly moving story of Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) who lost his job and who sought to equip himself with some skills so the same thing wouldn't happen again. Julia Roberts plays a very jaded college lecturer who's in an unhappy marriage with a man who's addicted to internet pornography. Larry has a...

3.0
0

Terrible movie. Bland. Patchy. Plotless.

1.0
0

My wife (12 year old son who is handsome and single) and I enjoyed this movie. Hanks on his journey through college and student life, Roberts on her journey through life's ups and downs having lost her passion for life and her work. The supporting actors were well cast with Mbatha-Raw showing her talent. There are a myriad of other journeys taking place...

4.0
0