Larry Crowne
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +2

Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. Written by Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos. Romantic comedy. Directed by Tom Hanks.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Larry (Tom Hanks) is a hard worker, but has no college degree, so his company, a heartless Wall-Mart-like retail store, lets him go. Unable to get another job in a wounded economy, he goes back to school. There Larry is befriended by a student who teaches him style, and he falls for the teacher (Julia Roberts), whoís in need of some life lessons, herself.

PREVIEW REVIEW: This isnít one that will linger in your memory, but it is lightweight, charming, and often funny. Mr. Hanks is still a very likeable screen presence, and Ms. Roberts is still lovely. Itís a pleasant movie outing. Except for a few crude sexual remarks, itís a clean movie, and nothing blows up.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Universal

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: I caught one obscenity, the f-word.
Profanity: One misuse of Jesusí name and a few minor expletives.
Violence: None
Sexual Intercourse: Though the leads share a kiss while she is still married, he makes sure it goes no further; her husband frequents porn sites on the Internet until she kicks him out.
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: While dealing with her failing marriage and frustration with teaching, Juliaís character drinks to excess; my problem with this portrayal is that there are no consequences other than a hangover; you donít stay looking like Julia Roberts by over-indulging in alcohol.
Other: None
Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Up

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