From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Larry Crowne

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS TOM HANKS AND JULIA ROBERTS STAR IN A SMART AND FUNNY ROMANTIC ADVENTURE

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15, 2011 ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

"REFRESHINGLY FUNNY AND HEARTFELT" - SHAWN EDWARDS, FOX-TV

Sep 13, 2011, 08:30 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

OVERVIEW:  When the happy-go-lucky Larry Crowne, played by Tom Hanks (The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump), finds himself edged out in a company downsizing, he sets out on a heart-warming journey to find himself and soon finds the spark of romance too. Filled with "smarts, heart and laughs," (Marshall Fine, Star) Larry Crowne arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on November 15, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Taking the loss of his job in stride, Larry decides to start over by enrolling at a local college. At school, he quickly falls in with a colorful pack of scooter-riding outcasts but it's in his public-speaking class where Larry develops an unexpected crush on his beautiful but troubled teacher Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love; Erin Brockovich).  Through his own determination this simple guy soon discovers that life can be better than he ever dreamed. Directed and written by Tom Hanks, Larry Crowne co-stars Julia Roberts,  Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad," "Malcolm in the Middle"), Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Undercovers"), Wilmer Valderrama ("That 70s Show") Cedric the Entertainer (Cadillac Records), Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, "The L Word") and George Takei ("Star Trek").

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BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):

  • THE MAKING OF LARRY CROWNE
  • FUN ON SET
  • DELETED SCENES

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:

Street Date:  November 15, 2011

Copyright:  2011 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number: 61116335

Running time:  1 Hour, 39 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Picture Format:  Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1

Rating:  PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish Subtitles, French Subtitles

Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / DVS DD 2.02


TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  November 15, 2011

Copyright:  2011 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number: 61116336

Running time:  1 Hour, 39 Minutes

Layers:  Dual layer

Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1

Rating:  PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish Subtitles, French Subtitles

Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1/ DVS DD 2.02


CAST AND FILMAKERS

Cast:  Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rita Wilson

Directed by:  Tom Hanks

Screenplay by: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos

Produced by:  Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman

Executive Producers: Philippe Rousselet, Steven Shareshian, Jeb Brody, Fabrice Gianfermi, David Coatsworth

Co-Producer:  Katterli Frauenfelder

Director of Photography:  Philippe Rousselot AFC, ACS

Production Designer:  Victor Kempster

Film Editor:  Alan Cody ACE

Costume Designer:  Albert Wolsky

Original Music by:  James Newton Howard



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