July 1, 2011
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Drama
Larry Crowne is the consummate company man. He's likable and trustworthy, but he doesn't have a college degree, which earns him a pink-slip from his long-time retail employer. Jobless and mired in an upside-down mortgage, Larry decides to start over by taking classes at a local community college. He encounters public speaking professor Mercedes Tainot, an embittered married woman who hates her job and her marriage. Larry's affable personality endears him to his much younger fellow students and eventually to Mercedes. He bonds with his classmates and eventually inspires Mercedes to see the joy in life. She leaves her husband to be with Larry, and the two seek a new life together.