Larry Crowne Movie - 2011

Larry Crowne Movie Review

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Movie – Larry Crowne                                                       Release Year –  2011

Country of Origin – U.S.A                                                 Languages – English

Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance

Before starting to talk anything about the film, I have to confess something. I am a huge fan of Mr. Tom Hanks and always have a sense of bias for him. The guy really deserves admiration and love. Anyways, I keep this topic for some other day.

Larry Crowne Movie 2011
Tom Hanks driving a scooter…

Larry Crowne is a sweet, simple and thoughtful romantic comedy stuff. It has nothing “extra ordinary”, but still grabs your attention and makes you laugh, cry and fill with all sorts of emotions. You can feel a bit of “you” in Larry’s character. That’s what I liked the most in the movie.

There are characters who feel so realistic, as if they are a part of our lives. Nia Vardalos is a fine and versatile artist and this time too she has written something worthy of praise. Not to forget Tom Hanks too is a co-writer of this beautifully directed and wonderfully choreographed film.

Larry Crowne Story-line:

The protagonist, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is a middle age man who loses his job just because he had no formal diplomas. He realizes that he paid the price of his shy and sober personality. So, he decides to go to a college for study.

Larry Crowne Movie 2011
Tom Hanks with his friend Talia...

Here, he meets Talia (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a bubbly young girl who adds him to her gang. Larry suddenly starts feeling refreshed and works hard to achieve something. He studies hard and befriends his classmates.

Larry also develops a kind of romantic bond with his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), who has a troubled life because of her porn-addicted husband. The two, initially very distant to each other finally come close and develops a platonic love. There are a few other characters in the movie that help Larry in resurrecting his life. The movie ends with Larry starting his own small kitchen.

Larry Crowne Movie 2011
Julia Roberts as Mecedes Tainot.

My Verdict & Rating of This Film:

This movie has everything in it from classy acting to good back ground score. I rate it 9/10 and would recommend Larry Crowne to everyone not only because of Tom Hanks, but also because the movie is a good entertaining package. So, enjoy this movie and don’t forget to remember me.

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Reviewed by: Absar Ahmad

  • http://www.assholeswatchingmovies.com Jay @ Assholes Watching Movies

    I really liked it too!

    • Absar Ahmad

      Yes, indeed it is a really nice movie. Turned out to be much better than expected.