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Larry Crowne

A 2011 movie directed by Tom Hanks.

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Feel Good Coming of Middle Age Flick

  • Mar 26, 2012
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Claire Danes does an amazing job of portraying an amazing woman.

Temple Grandin does not see, think or feel things like the average person. Her photographic mind is wired to visualize life, gadgets and needed changes yet she isn't able to communicate this very well. The world would benefit from her skills but first she has to get through college, good old boys, and ignorant idiots so her ideas can make a difference.

The cinematography is designed to help the viewer get a glimpse into the way Temple may process information and events. Anyone who needs to understand autism should view this film. Anyone who wants to be a more sensitive human being when dealing with anyone who may be socially awkward should watch his movie. I teared up several times and was completely sucked into the drama of her struggle through college and the beginning of her career.

Those sensitive to animal endangerment might want to consider that Temple's area of expertise is the design of humane slaughter houses. There is some footage that was fairly intense.

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review by . November 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****    "Larry Crowne" is an unspectacular, bland romance. If one could sum it all up as simplistically as possible, that would be my first choice. A film like this - one that is neither good nor particularly bad - leaves no room for sudden enthusiasm. I watched the film, I tried to get involved in it, but the film doesn't pay off as well as it wants to and becomes the sort of film where you can almost tell when it isn't even trying. In this film's case, that's most …
review by . July 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Hanks goes back to school, fails miserably.
LARRY CROWNE   Written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos   Directed by Tom Hanks   Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Cedric the Entertainer       It’s nothing personal against Tom Hanks – I like the guy – but he would not be my first choice to write, direct and star in a feature about the difficulties one faces when one loses a thankless job in the middle of one’s life. Larry Crowne is uneducated, which employer, U-Mart, …
review by . June 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'Larry Crowne
       By Joan Alperin-Schwartz      Once upon a time, a Hollywood actor named Tom decided to write a film about a middle aged average guy who loses his job, goes to college, makes some new friends, joins a motor scooter gang, gets a makeover, and has his house foreclosed on..      Oh...in case I forgot to mention...He meets an alcholic college Professor who looks very much like Julia Roberts. They of course fall in …
review by . January 18, 2012
Forgettable
Tom Hanks stars a Larry Crowne, a happy, friendly, hard worker at a Target-like store who gets laid off because he never went to college. He enrolls in a community college, makes friends with a lot of young students, and is lucky enough to have a speech teacher played by Julia Roberts.      Co-written and directed by Hanks, this movie falls flat. It’s good-natured and wholesome enough, but so innocuous and predictable that I fell asleep twice and rewatching it didn’t …
review by . July 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Larry Crowne is strained, unfocused, and pointless, which is both strange and appalling given the talent attached to it: Tom Hanks, who not only stars but was also the director, one of the producers, and the co-writer; Julia Roberts, who co-stars; Nia Vardalos, the other half of the screenwriting team. Between them, they have three Oscars and six Oscar nominations, and don’t even get me started on the Golden Globes. How could any of them have …
Quick Tip by . August 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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Not as bad as what the other Lunch reviewers have claimed. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit despite the fact that it is a no-brainer. In addition, the lack of chemistry between Hanks & Robert is another downside. Other than that, considering the way the world is now and the scripting, it's really not too bad.       Some hilarious moments, some thought provoking actions and some touching scenes... well, that's all it takes ;-) For those who are not into movies, …
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Director: Tom Hanks
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 1 July 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos
Runtime: 99 min
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