Cupid's Pulse Article: Larry Crowne featuring Tom Hanks and Julia RobertsCupid's Pulse Article: Larry Crowne featuring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts

Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) did what most people to do when trying to improve their lives from the ground-up … he went to college.  Crowne was laid off from his big-box company, a job he had since he left the military.  Now with bills to pay and lots of free time, he decides to enroll in classes at his local community college. While there, he befriends a group of scooter-riding outcasts who, like Crowne, are trying to better their positions in life.  Meanwhile, he falls for his public speaking teacher, Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), who has lost her passion for her marriage, career and everything else.  Larry Crowne helps show the life of students in community college and the rising population of non-traditional college students.  Plus, it shows that when someone’s lost everything, he or she may just find a new purpose.



What are ways to help a crush grow?

Cupid’s Advice:

“Crush” is a playful word, however it does have some risks if that crush were to grow ito something serious.  Cupid has some ways to help it bud safely:

1. Start in the ‘friend’s zone’: Become friends, and see if there are any sparks from there.  Build a solid foundation of trust and companionship at the base level.

2. Know your space: When you like someone, be aware that that person may not like you back, so pressing too much will cause he or she to back away.  Keep some distance, at least initially.

3. Patience is a virtue: When trying to ‘make your move,’ it’s all about the timing.  Make sure there’s no other relationship you’re intruding on and be aware it could take a lot of time before you can even be a potential lover.

Release Date: July 1

Cupid’s Rating: 4.5/5