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USA: Universal Pictures
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P Henson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Jon Seda, Nia Vardalos, Sarah Mahoney, Roxana Ortega, Randall Park, Brady Rubin, Alex Quijano, Tina Huang, E-Kan Soong, Tarina Pouncy, Sy Richardson, Rob Riggle, Dale Dye, Barry Sobel, Claudia Stedelin, Bob Stephenson, Holmes Osborne, Tom Budge, Malcolm Barrett, Maria Canals-Barrera, A B Fofana, Sarah Levy, Julia Cho, Chad Smathers, David L Murphy, Carly Reeves, Ian Gomez, Herbert Siguenza, Ricardo Salinas, Richard Montoya, Joshua Bitton, Jack Milo, Chet Hanks
Director: Tom Hanks
USA & UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 1 July 2011
UK Release Date: 1 July 2011
Oscar® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from today's recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) 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.
Settling in he becomes part of a colourful 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 (Roberts), 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.