Kindhearted and postive thinking comedy does not change the fact that it is a complete mess
The Tom Hanks directed, co-written and acted comedy\drama Larry Crowne, which debuted back in early July at the beginning of summer 2011, which also stars Julia Roberts, Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P. Hensen, is, simply put, a most unfortunate mess, in nearly every way you can wing it. The story of the kindly Larry Crowne who loses his job and must complete a college presentation course is well-meaning and sensitive, but it corrodes this plot with atrocious dialog, lame, obnoxious and unneeded side characters, and one of the most dull ending in recent memory. So, this movie is actually very tame for a PG-13 Rated movie, aside for a few little things: There is infrequent but strong profanity including f--k, sh-t, c-ck, h-ll and more. Also, there is very frequent drinking and alcohol consumption which populates one of the main characters social skills. Finally, there is infrequent sexual references including much talk of one of the characters searching soft-core pornography on the internet. So, as well-meaning and sensitive as it is, that just can't take away from how awful this movie was.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking