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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Julia Robers
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Cedric The Entertainer
Taraji P. Henson
Wilmer Valderrama
Pam Grier
Bryan Cranston
George Takei
Directors
Tom Hanks
Screenwriters
Nia Vardalos
Tom Hanks
Running Time
98 mins minutes

Larry Crowne
Tom Hanks becomes a student. Cue Countdown and cider.


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Larry Crowne

Plot
Larry Crowne (Hanks) is made redundant from his supermarket job because he doesn't have a college degree and, with other jobs thin on the ground, decides to become a student. In community college he meets new friends, and develops an interest in his unhappily married teacher, Mercedes (Roberts).


Verdict
This one coasts by on Hanks’ immense appeal and charm, but more focus and a touch more sharpness are needed to make it really come alive.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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