Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Larry Crowne - Movie Review

Larry Crowne (PG-13) 99 minutes C-
Downsizing two of Hollywood's biggest stars

Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson

Larry Crowne (Hanks) is an ordinary guy.  He spent 20 years in the Navy. He works hard.  He is divorced.  He never went to college.  He is a victim of downsizing.  He can't afford gas. He buys a scooter.  He enrolls in community college.  He bags Julia Roberts.  We should all be so lucky.

Hanks and Roberts are the best and worst things about this film.  I also find it ironic that a film about tough economic times stars two of the richest people in Hollywood.  The script is surprisingly unoriginal and bland.  Fans of uncomplicated, big budget, adult rom-coms might find this appealing.  For everyone else, proceed with caution.

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