Back again with Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks entertains us with a relaxing comedy-drama movie. Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is a middle-age Navy Veteran who just got fired from his job as a salesman in U-mart. Lack of education is the main reason for him to get fired, despite his seniority and working competency. His wife leaves him and he's unable to save his house from mortgage.
Eventually, after taking suggestion from his neighbor, he decided to enroll in local community college to get education for a better life in the future. He purchases a scooter to save cost of petrol, joins scooter club, makes new friend with his younger class mates, and starts to fall in love with his teacher, Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts) who married yet has a relationship problem with his husband.
The movie brings a good message for not be afraid to study, no matter how old you are. In Western country, we could easily find older students but in Asia people are still so conservative, instead, many of them chose to purchase a fake certificate just for a job.
Larry tells us that certificate or degree title doesn't mean anything without our knowledge. Going to college helps him to get more knowledge about what to do with our life, not only our job. After taking economy course, he managed to settle his mortgage dispute, and makes a good decision. He sees life in different perspective and he accepts changes.
At the end of the story we also see that his boss, who at the first bragging about his university graduate, finally ends up become a pizza delivery-guy for a living.
Good story, even though for some people it's kinda boring, but Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts still can make the chemistry sparkling.
Thanks to Cinema Online for the movie tickets.