Monday, July 4, 2011

Larry Crowne

Seriously - how could you go wrong with a movie that has not only Tom Hanks in a starring role, but also Julia Roberts? They have a great on-screen chemistry.

The reviews for Larry Crowne have been mixed, but I think the negative ones are just blowing smoke. I thought the movie was great. Very clean, very wholesome. No cussing. No offensive gestures or language. Not too mushy or corny. Yes, it was a bit predictable. Guy meets girl; there are challenges to overcome. Guy gets girl. But, it's done in a totally cute way.

Without giving away too many of the details... The younger generation at the college takes Larry (Tom) under their wings and kind of shows him the ropes. They ride scooters around town. Vespa scooters. Very cute Vespa scooters. (Made me wish I had a Vespa scooter. And balance. ) Larry's house and his wardrobe get an overhaul. Rita Wilson has a small part (I didn't recognize her at all), which she plays very well. Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardolos. He also directed the film. Cedric the Entertainer has a cute role.

All in all, a great matinee pick.

7 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

Bruce will never watch it but when it gets onto Netflix, I'll watch it on my pc. Glad you enjoyed it.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Teresa. My friend and I go to the cinema quite a lot, and we had seen this film advertised in the Reviews, and it is definitely on our list to see. I want to see it even more now, after your very good Review!

Pat said...

I'm glad you liked it! I saw the reviews and thought it looked good. My sister said it was so-so.

Silver Strands said...

Thanks for the review Teresa ... SO glad to hear about a solid, good, clean movie! PS - I love both Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts!

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

When it comes to tv I will watch it but I never or maybe that should be very rarely go to the movies. That said thanks for the review I do like reading what real people think about movies and books now I am not saying that those who are paid to write reviews are not real people but often them seem to go into a movie or start a book with a negative out lookand the review ends up beign more negative, if that makes any sense....

Sandra said...

I'm definitely tempted to see this one. Glad to hear from someone who saw it.

SkippyMom said...

Love Tom Hanks but wouldn't pay dime one to see Julia Roberts - so I guess I will wait until they run it on cable. I am glad that you got out and were able to enjoy yourself for a few. Sounds like a nice day.