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Larry Crowne

Character: Larry Crowne
Directed by: Tom Hanks
Written by: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
Other cast: Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson
Release date: June 27, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 1h 38min

Once well-respected at his company, Larry Crowne finds himself on the unemployment line after a wave of corporate downsizing. Drowning in debt and unsure of what to do with his life, Larry enrolls in college, where he becomes part of a community of misfits who are all trying to carve out a better future. The possibility of romance enters the picture when Larry meets Mercedes Tainot, an instructor who has lost her passion for both teaching and her marriage.


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♦ This movie is based on the life of a friend of Tom Hanks called Jim Chandler.
♦ Tom Hanks performed a few tasks on this movie. He was the lead actor, co-writer, producer, and director.