Tom Hanks wasn’t satisfied to just star in Larry Crowne, he also co-wrote the script and directed the film. It’s the first time he’s directed a feature film since That Thing You Do!, and Hanks is obviously committed to making Larry Crowne one of his crowning achievements.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Bryan Cranston [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab]
Directed By: Tom Hanks
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Genres: Comedy, drama, romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
Movie Review: Read the review
Official Synopsis: Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot, who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.
The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.[tabs style=”default” title=”‘Larry Crowne’ Resources”] [tab title=”Cast List”]
Tom Hanks – ‘Larry Crowne’
Julia Roberts -‘Mercedes Tainot’
Cedric the Entertainer
Taraji P Henson