Getting the Air Sucked Out of the Viewer
Any movie that stars both Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts should do well at the box office. Larry Crowne surprisingly did not bring in the big bucks. I, myself, waited until the DVD to view it. I think it is because the storyline is too real for movie viewers who want an excape from realism...this movie is immersed in it. Loosing a job, going back to school, loosing a house, difficulty finding work. The acting by both lead characters, as well as the extension characters, are very well played, but what turned me off from giving this movie a four star rating is the direction of the film. I felt like I needed air after viewing it because it was as if I was going through what Larry Crowne experienced, and it left me feeling somewhat depressed.