August 4th, 2011, by Rob

Larry Crowne - Movie2k Movie PosterMovie2k Movies – Larry Crowne Synopsis

Larry Crowne is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The film is directed by Hanks and written by Hanks and Nia Vardalos. Larry Crowne was released on July 1, 2011 in the United States and Canada.


Movie2k Movies – Larry Crowne Plot

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. 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 (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.


Movie2k Movies – Larry Crowne Cast

  • Tom Hanks as Larry Crowne
  • Julia Roberts as Mercedes Tainot
  • Cedric the Entertainer as Lamar
  • Taraji P. Henson as B’Ella
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Talia
  • Wilmer Valderrama as Dell Gordo
  • Bryan Cranston as Dean Tainot
  • Pam Grier as Frances
  • Rami Malek as Steve Dibiasi
  • Maria Canals Barrera as Lala Pinedo
  • Rita Wilson as Wilma Q. Gammelgaard
  • George Takei as Dr. Matsutani
  • Sy Richardson as Avery
  • Dale Dye as Cox


Movie2k Movies – Larry Crowne Production Notes

Larry Crowne was first announced as Talk of the Town in February of 2006. Universal Pictures set up the project as a star vehicle for Tom Hanks with Nia Vardalos hired to write the screenplay about a man who goes through an unexpected career change. In January of 2010, Julia Roberts was cast opposite Hanks. In the following October, Bryan Cranston joined the cast. Later in the month, filming began in Los Angeles. The film’s production budget totaled $30 million.


Larry Crowne was released in theaters on July 1, 2011. In the United States and Canada, Summit Entertainment originally intended to distribute the film, but Universal Pictures claimed the distribution rights. Universal released Larry Crowne in 2,973 theaters. The film grossed $15.7 million over the four-day opening weekend that included the U.S. holiday Independence Day, ranking fourth at the box office. The studio reported that 71% of the audience was over 50 years old. The independent firm CinemaScore said its exit polling showed that 93% of the audience was over 25 years old, which The Hollywood Reporter said was “old even for an adult-skewing pic”. CinemaScore reported that theatergoers gave the film a “B” grade. The film’s box office performance was considered a disappointment, particularly with Hanks and Roberts as the stars.

To date, Larry Crowne has grossed just under 19 million in the United States and Canada and $3 million in other territories for a worldwide total of just under $22 million.


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