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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks, 2011 (PG-13)

with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts (Duplicity, Mirror Mirror, Fireflies in the Garden), Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer (Ice Age), Taraji P. Henson (Date Night), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier (Jackie Brown)

After he's laid off from his longtime job at a soulless retail giant, average middle-aged guy Larry Crowne decides it's time to change his life by heading back to college, where he finds a new perspective — and a new romance with a professor.

I didn't realize this movie is directed by Tom Hanks. I am always impressed by actors who dare stepping in the shoes of a director, even more when they act in the same movie. Mostly perhaps because it is a lot of responsibility, and if you fail, you may also loose your recognition, as an actor. This one is a pretty simple story, of people loosing their job, and having to rebuild themselves. Of course it is a romantic comedy, with a little bit of gag, so it doesn't take the topic to heavily. It is refreshing, naive, with cute characters, well acted, not necessarily bad, perhaps not memorable, that's all...

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