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Rediscover life and love
After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.
I theoretically hate this movie's guts—and indeed, when I saw it theatrically, I wrote a one-star review—but I watch it compulsively on HBO because it just has to be seen to be believed. Over and over again. That's worth something.
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I was hoping this was going to be at least, an inspirational film.
Larry Crowne tells us that when we are struck with hardship, we should go to college, buy a scooter and hang out with other scooter lovers then everything will be okay.
But what makes Larry Crowne a pretty bad film is its direction and script.
An all too predictable story with bad writing.
You would think after working with some of the world's greatest directors that Tom Hanks would have picked up a trick or two for his own forays into the art. "That Thing You Do" was as bland a movie as they come and unfortunately for Hanks he doesn't seem to have learned much since.
This film has been crucified by almost everyone I know and although it isn't offensively bad it won't be the first thing that Hanks or Julia Roberts stick on their cv. Hanks tries his best and this does have some funny moments but they are few and far between. Roberts and Hanks's romantic attachment is also without any chemistry whatsoever and reminded me of those shitty…
(I've previously described how I can't stand the Studio Canal logo that appears at the beginning of this film. I have a new theory that a small bird was hired to direct it. It's the only explanation that makes sense.)
‘Larry Crowne’ is a baffling film. It means well, but can barely hold together its story and characters beyond anything surface level. I suspect Hanks loves his actors too much, letting them indulge in hammy moments that make this feel extra cloying. Cranston, especially, is wasted here. A fascinating mess.
Tom Hanks, auteur.
Saying anything more would be over-analyzing this.
Like Hanks' first film (That Thing You Do) this is light and inconsequential, but with the strong performances from a much more appealing cast it just about stays on track.
i like it; fuck y'all.
I don't want to finish this.
If I'm a phony since I'm not going to finish this, I DONT CARE.
Sorry, Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks looks old. His hair flecked with grey and pudginess settling into his face, with all that ‘hey howdy hey’ jolliness he is five years away from being a department store Santa. His Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail days long gone, you don’t see him as a romantic lead any more. Larry Crowne, which he co-wrote with Nia Vardalos, directs and plays the title character, represents his last throw of the dice in the rom-com arena. Julia Roberts, who at one point shares his scooter, joins him in what is a warm-hearted look at reinvention in recession hit America. It has a message - you don’t have to change yourself that much to remain true to your…
Tom Hanks did what he could. Not a good plot. There was some funny moments. But its just a boring movie.
Yes, it's corny and flawled and I would change a few things here and there, but it is Tom Hanks, right. I adore him and I could eat him up in this movie (like most of his movies). Despite being maybe a little uninteresting, it is still light, enjoyable and something to pass time.
For fuck's sake, Tom.
The things I do (watch) for Rami Malek, honestly...
Nice piece of comedy, even though it may needed another draft writing. It was fun to watch though.
The Rule: Must be first & last name ONLY in the title.
So no "Being John Malkovich" because of the "Being"…