Larry Crowne [videorecording]

    Review by:  Lisa

Title:  Larry Crowne [videorecording]

Starring:  Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rita Wilson, Rob Riggle, George Takei

Collection:  Movies

After being fired from his job because he doesn’t have a college education, middle-aged Larry Crowne decides to enroll in a community college.  Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts come together for a romantic and optimistic comedy about how it’s never too late to reinvent yourself. When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne (Hanks) enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher (Roberts). Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live.

Directed by Tom Hanks, and full of hopeful messages and characters, Larry Crowne was a charming movie that I am glad to have picked up at the library.  In this era of economic and personal finance strife in our country, Larry embodies the tenet of making lemonade from lemons and emerges the better for it.  At times quirky (Gugu Mbatha-Raw steals the show in that respect), at other times funny and poignant, I recommend Larry Crowne.

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