The story begins with Hanks as Larry Crowne, top employee of U-Mart, a large national discount store. Larry is downsized in the hard economic times with an excuse about not having a college education. With nothing but Navy experience behind him he enrolls in classes at the local community college. He makes friends, he makes changes in his life--he sells his house and his car and he shares his life with others.
Larry is an extremely likeable lead with a generous spirit and a story that is very real. He's able to take his life to new heights after what seemed like a devastating loss and it's due largely to his willingness to let others in and sense of genuineness. If you're a fan of eclectic groups of friends, a la Community, or you like Tom Hanks like I do, you'll probably enjoy Larry Crowne.
It is rated PG-13, mostly due to references to pornography and language. Older teen children should be fine.