Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tom Hanks is Larry Crowne

Release Date : July 7th, 2011 (Malaysia)
Director : Tom Hanks
Starring : Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Cedric the Entertainer, Pam Grier

I think after all the explosive and big-budget movies that we have seen this year, not to mention plenty more coming, we could use a little break from all that, don't you think? Well, what better way to do that than to chill out with this upcoming romantic comedy co-written, directed and starring Tom Hanks entitled Larry Crowne.

The story goes like this; A middle-aged man, the titular character Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) becomes the victim of corporate downsizing, which is really just a fancy way of saying the dude got his ass fired because he was the one deemed "expendable" due to his lack of a college degree. Therefore he decided to go back to school. It is there when he experiences what is generally regarded as some of the best years of a person's life; life as a university student!

Check out the trailer and let me know what's your verdict.

I know, it didn't look like much. But then again, nearly all romantic comedies never made any headlines that way. If there's anything experience could have told us, is that what is usually featured in rom-com trailers are really the things meant to take you to that familiar, fuzzy-warm territory. The movies themselves could potentially differ in tone.

I love Tom Hanks. Who doesn't? And if I were completely honest, I might not have even bat an eyelid to this movie had it been... say, Ryan Reynolds or Ben Affleck playing the title character? So I wouldn't be exaggerating to say that that's the only reason why this movie is worth checking out? Paired with the lady with the widest smile ever, Julia Roberts, they make an odd couple indeed. But isn't that the stuff romantic comedies are made of?

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