Not a great movie but a pretty likable one. You'll probably go into a diabetic coma from how... sweet and pleasant this movie is. You see the ending coming from a year away but in spite of this and the overtly-engaging (and sometimes forced) supporting cast Larry Crowne is a pleasant watch. Oh, and George Takei was hysterical.
However many people - big and small - I love happened to show up in this (Hanks, Cranston, Takei, Gomez, etc), it's really just such a disappointing movie. Even with low expectations, we all know Tom Hanks could have done much better.
It's a very light film. I don't want to be too harsh, because I'm fond of Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos, but it lacks thematic and structural cohesion. The premise is interesting and it would be fun to see some comedic struggle and growth. The stakes should feel higher. Also, the dialogue and relationships are too easy and, as a result, are clunky and weightless. Mildly entertaining.
Larry Crowne luce como una película directa-a-DVD, pero extrañamente, con dos de las más grandes estrellas de Hollywood en ella. Su más grande problema es lo terriblemente anticuada que luce. Su estilo de romcom televisiva de los 1980s no funciona. Tom Hanks es un buen actor, pero la dirección no es lo suyo.