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First trailer for LARRY CROWNE starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
March 16th, 2011

Well, I'll be damned if the trailer for LARRY CROWNE didn't just melt my heart into a little puddle of chocolate, which coincidentally was in a heart shape before it melted. It was left over from Valentine's Day. Don't judge my life.

The film marks Hanks' return to directing, last leaving us in 1996 with the lovable THAT THING YOU DO. Now he's back doin' that thing he does best in front of the camera alongside Julia Roberts, as well as being behind it.

The film centers around Larry Crowne (Hanks), a middle-aged man who decides to revamp his image and his life by going back to college after losing his retail job. Roberts plays his teacher, who teaches him a few things in and out of the classroom as she becomes the apple of his eye.

Check out the first trailer for the film, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, after the break! Have some clean-up supplies ready though. Melting is likely to occur.

Oscar® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from today’s recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: LARRY CROWNE.

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public- speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.

The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

LARRY CROWNE hits theaters July 1st, 2011.

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