Go figure, people! They still make movies inspirational enough to make you smile in the end.
So if anybody out there did not bother to get inside a cinema and see “Larry Crowne” by all means do the effort and go watch it.
Here comes the topic: Larry is the regular chap ( Tom Hanks’ typical character) working as a shop assistant / department store employee on the amazing world of retail we all love to spend our money into.
Larry gets fired on the grounds that he cannot advance into management because of the fact he is not a college graduate in a world where management positions are assigned to college graduates. The unemployment part gets Larry in a tight spot with the bank mortgage he has on the house, the impossibility of paying the loan and even the awkward situation to not afford the gas for the “grownup” car he owns.
So…no more no less, good old Larry, ex navy cook , ex retail salesman, goes to …college.
Obviously here he meets a gang of cool kids a.k.a. scooter riders ( he replaces the car with a scooter due to the price of gas issue) among which a cool young girl that takes upon herself to rebrand Larry. He gets a new haircut, new clothing style, new …spark for his personality.
The best of his college experience is however the attendance to a smart course meant to help him speak, debate, build confidence and reinvent himself as a possible future employee.
In the picture appears Julia Roberts a.k.a. teacher of the above mentioned course. The rebranded Larry (you girls won’t believe how hot Tom Hanks looks dressed trendy and with a stylish chic posture) falls for the amazing charm of tormented, cynical and of course sexy in a classy kind of way, teacher.
In the end, Larry gets a foreclosure, gets through college finals, learns economics and debate and most importantly gets back to cooking winning the heart of his teacher in the process.
You should not expect hot sex scenes, burning love or nasty reality grips. This movie is about fresh starts, getting kicked in the proverbial….you know what, and most of all, moving on and being …well…normal.
This is not a chick flick, but rather a nice way to spend a few hours, the kind of movie that lifts your spirit in a warm and fuzzy kind of way proving that no matter how much you have to handle, life will find a way to make your lemons into a sweet & sour lemonade.