Larry Crowne

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: +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

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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

Sex: 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

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: 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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