Academy Award winners TOM HANKS and JULIA ROBERTS come together for a romantic and optimistic comedy about how the hard knocks from today\’s recession inspired one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention and find an unexpected second act in his life: Larry Crowne.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he\’s worked since his time in the navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heeds the advice of his good friends and neighbors – Lamar (CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER) and B\’Ella (TARAJI P. HENSON) – and heads to his local college to start over.
At East Valley Community College, Larry becomes part of a colorful group of fellow scooter-riding students – including the charming Talia (GUGU MBATHA-RAW) and her boyfriend Dell (WILMER VALDERRAMA) – all trying to find a better future for themselves.
Much to his surprise, he develops a crush on his public-speaking teacher, Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion as she has for her deadbeat husband (BRYAN CRANSTON). Mercedes can\’t deny the changes in Larry are inspiring, nor can she deny her budding attraction to this middle-aged student, who is undergoing a fascinating transformation.
The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think that everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
Opens July 1st.