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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Larry Crowne’ With Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts
CHICAGO – In our latest dramedy/romance edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Larry Crowne” with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts from co-writer, director and star Tom Hanks!
“Larry Crowne” also stars Sarah Mahoney, Roxana Ortega, Randall Park, Brady Rubin, Alex Quijano, Tina Huang, E-Kan Soong, Tarina Pouncy, Sy Richardson, Julie Wagner, Rob Riggle, Erin Underwood, Dale Dye and Barry Sobel. The film, which is also written by Nia Vardalos, opens on July 1, 2011.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Larry Crowne” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.
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Here is the plot description for “Larry Crowne”:
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 – named Larry Crowne – to undergo a personal reinvention.
Until he was downsized, affable and amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Under water 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 and the overlooked. Often moving around town in a herd of scooters, they’re all trying to find a better future for themselves. 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.
The movie trailer for “Larry Crowne” can be watched now below.
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