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 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.
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.
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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