Friday, January 13, 2012

Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne is an unexpected treat. It's a movie where bad things are happening to many of the characters that we meet, but these people are finding ways to cope and rise above.

Larry loses his job, but he keeps going. The economy is bad, it's hard to find work, but he keeps moving forward. Housing isn't worth what it was a few years ago, so Larry faces this reality. It seems that every time he gets hit with a new problem, he just keeps on going and finds solutions. It could have been a depressing story, but it's not. Not even for a moment because these are mostly characters who are willing to take what life has to offer and deal with it.

Within minutes of starting the movie, Jeanne and I both liked Larry and we were hoping for him to suceed. We wanted him to find happiness and solutions to life. It was a joy to see each new turn and twist to this guy's life.