Larry Crowne Movie Quotes

'Larry Crowne' features the long-awaited big screen reunion of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Not surprisingly, 'Larry Crowne' movie quotes are filled with wit, inspiration and humor. Hanks, who also directed the film (his first turn in the director's chair since 1996's 'That Thing You Do!' stars as Larry Crowne: a man laid off from his longtime job because he doesn't have a college degree. Larry's decision to go back to college is a fortuitous one - because there, he meets teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts). She's a hard-drinking, disillusioned, burned out educator who seems inspired by Larry's upbeat attitude. Check out some of the best quotes from 'Larry Crowne' here! Looking for some other hot summer movie quotes? Check out these quotes from Bridesmaids and Bad Teacher!

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    A Class Like This

    Larry: "In the Navy I went around the world five times, but I would never be able to communicate it to you unless I had taken a class like this."

    The words every teacher needs to hear to warm the cockles of their heart. Larry has a way with words, and this quote is yet another reason why Tom Hanks, as Larry Crowne, is so darn charming.
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    Focal Points

    Focal Points
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    Mercedes: "Look up at your audience. Find three different focal points. Start on one side, looking into the eyes of whoever is there....hello." (Looks at Larry)
    Larry: (grins and waves) "Hi."
    Mercedes: "Hello."

    And so it begins. Larry, eager to learn, seems a bit eager to get to know his teacher a little better too.
  • I Can See You
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    Mercedes: "Would you like to kiss me?"
    Larry: (dances wildly in front of Mercedes’ closed door, making goofy poses)
    Mercedes: (through the door) "You are so cute - I can see you!"
    Larry: (freezes)

    What guy hasn't done the happy kiss dance when the door shuts? Larry, wait a few seconds (and maybe back away from the door) before unleashing your giddiness.
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    Put Your Pants Back On

    Put Your Pants Back On
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    Talia: "Never buy clothes you don’t try on. You have to feel the fabric and test the drape."
    Larry: "I don’t."
    Talia: "Take off your pants."
    Larry: "What?"
    Talia: "Get behind that rack and take off your pants!"
    Larry: "You know, I can’t really afford all these new threads."
    Talia: "Tis gratis, Lance!" (Talia’s boyfriend drives up) "Lance, my boyfriend’s here - put your pants back on."
    Boyfriend: "Hey Lance, put your pants back on."

    Budding fashion diva Talia decides to get Larry ("Lance") some new threads. Unfortunately, just as he’s disrobing to try on some new pants, her boyfriend drives up on his motorcycle. Oops?