Monday, October 26, 2015

Larry Crowne - my "go to" movie

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Even though the movie Larry Crowne wasn't loved by film critics, it is loved by me. I saw it last year for the first time and loved it. It is a good clean movie that makes you feel good after you watch it. I don't always like big blockbusters, but rather the smaller, unknown films. I'm just weird like that.

What is it about? Larry (Tom Hanks) is fired from his latest job because he doesn't have a degree. So, he goes back to college to get a degree, which leads to hilarious experiences. Julia Roberts was great in this as well. She plays the surly professor Mercedes Tienot.

The moral of the story is that it is never too late to try something new, or to better your life. There is tons of humor, but you have to be smart to get it. When I feel crappy, or sad, I watch Larry Crowne. Needless to say, I've watched this movie a few times this year and it always cheers me up. Every time I watch it, I laugh.

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  1. I want to say I've seen this movie because it sounds familiar but I'm just not sure....

    A feel good movie of mine is Music and Lyrics - Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, 80s music. No way that can go wrong. :)

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    1. I haven't watched it. I will give it a try.

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  2. never heard of it...I'll watch for it in Netflicks

    (of course, because of his politics, I might not be able to get my wife to watch it *smile*)

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  3. I've seen it. The movie had a great message.

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  4. I have it in my Netflix queue. I'm glad to know you like it so much.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I seem to be the only person that liked it:) Hope you enjoy it.

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    2. I bet I will. I love Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and you.

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  5. I liked this movie, too, Murees, for the same reasons. I like movies that make me feel good at the end.

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    1. Yay! Nice to know you liked it too. I thought I was the only one:) It always makes me smile.

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  6. Still have to watch it. Digging the new profile pic. ;-)

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  7. I remember watching it and thinking I needed to take a public speaking class like the one he was taking. I could definitely benefit from that!

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    1. Me too! I kept wondering why my college years weren't as fun as his.

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  8. It's my go to movie too! I just watched it again for the (too many to count) time! I'm a major Tom Hanks fan, always have been always will, and Julia is one of my favorites too. I've seen all of their movies. The other other characters are all so richly written in that movie too. It's a game changer kind of got get kind of movie.

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    1. I think Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are great actors. I love that you've watched this movie a few times too:)

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  9. I've never seen it, but now I'll make a point of watching it. Thank you for the recommendation, Murees. And I love Tom Hanks!!

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