Friday, July 15, 2011

to the movies

Julia Roberts. Just when you thought you couldn't love her (and her laugh) any more.
Did you know she is a fellow knitter?
Yep, knits on the set all of the time. She has been quoted as saying, "You know I'm like a total geek, right? First of all, I sit on the set and knit. It's a very social hobby, as opposed to reading at work - I can chat with people and still be fully engaged."
Right on, Julia. Not a geek at all. In my eyes, even cooler!
Anyhow, Tom Hanks, co-star and director, played a prank on actress Julia Roberts while shooting their new film Larry Crowne.
Check it out:

Love that!
About the film:

Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson,Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Jon Seda
Directed By: Tom Hanks
Written By: Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos

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 to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater 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, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. 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.

Want to see it? Me too! Guess what?
Universal Pictures would like to give away one, $25 Fandango Gift Card to see Larry Crowne & a Larry Crown t-shirt and notebook, to one of my readers!
So, if interested, please leave a comment before 12pm EST on Monday the 18th and I'll have the random number generator choose a name.

Have a beautiful weekend.

149 comments:

Erin Joy said...

Always up for a good movie! A friend of mine pointed out this video and we just laughed and laughed! Let's hear it for knitting on the set!

Katie said...

This movie looks so cute!

Sara said...

It looks like a super cute movie. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Kathy said...

I heard about the Julia video - thanks for posting it. SO cool! I've been wanting to see this movie - my two favorite actors!

Michelle said...

I love how she said 'that's all you need in knitting, a girlfriend to get you started', that's exactly how i got started! :)

Ellen said...

I would love to see this movie! Great giveaway!

Jess said...

I love Julia, and I have always felt like we're destined to be good friends, on account of our knitting... :)

Anonymous said...

oh, I'd love to go!
and how funny is that clip?
Carolyn
eandnsmom@yahooo.com

christen, christen.roberts@gmail.com said...

I do want to see it! I do, I do!

weimzilla said...

Years ago, Julia Roberts bought yarn for a project from my friend's LYS in Chicago. Pia and The Yarn Boutique may be gone, but the funny story Pia told about this has always left me with a soft spot in my heart for Ms. Roberts. Great video!

Retha said...

knitting is way cooler now that I know Julia does it. :) my chin just raised a little bit higher.

Dorit said...

That's All you need, a girlfriend to get you started ... Love it!

Dragons Knitting Lace said...

I love Julie and Tom! The fact that she knits and he went to the trouble of pulling the prank...priceless! As a dislocated worker that hasn't had a call back in 7 months...I understand.

Melanie said...

i LOVE julia AND knitting! this movie is on my to see list. :)

Kathryn said...

Definitely want to see it! Two dynamite actors in one film (and...one who knits. Perfect).

Great give-away!

Bonnie said...

Love to see it. Always up for a cut e movie. Thanks for the giveaaway. Loved the knitting joke!!!

judy said...

I would love to see this movie what a great givaway

judy said...
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Becky said...

The movie sounds delightful. I hope I am the lucky one! Thanks for the giveaway!

kelly lautenbach said...

It's a great movie... You can tell that they had a great time making it! :)

lucky knitter said...

That was awesome! I'd love a chance to win.
:D

Tammy M said...

Love them both! What a great prank!

KnitPastis said...

It made me giggle out loud seeing this clip! Her laugh! We are planning on seeing this movie.

Marilyn said...

Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita said...

I would love to see this, it looks really fun!

Kerry said...

I'm dying to see this! I think it's so great that some stars are so down to Earth and willing to admit they're normal people. Knit on Julia!

Sarah Jane said...

Great video! Ha! I've been wanting to see the movie- can Julia and Tom go wrong? I think not!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun time!

Susan said...

I really want to see this movie, but I think my husband will consider it a "chick flick." He might come with me if the tickets were free - OR, I'll just treat my sister and go with her. In any case, I agree with Julia that knitting is "social." I've always said you can carry on a conversation while you knit, but not while your head is buried in a book! Thanks for the chance to win!

mhchong said...

That clip is hilarious! I love Tom & Julia. This movie is on my "must-see" list

Patty D from NC said...

Love Tom Hanks and winning would be fab.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE julia roberts and I LOVE tom hanks and I love that cute little clip. How fun!!!!
pizzadelong@yahoo.com

EJ said...

I've been wanting to see this movie!

AmyP said...

I love fandango!

cksknitter said...

I'd love to see a great movie on a hot summer day!
knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

beth said...

finally, a movie that i want to go see! even better that Julia knits too!

Small and Moody said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a good movie!

Kristen said...

Is she on Ravelry?

Proud Mama said...

I saw a video of the prank posted on ravelry. I love it. The world needs more knitters!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of a free movie and this one does sound good.

AuntSara said...

i would love to see the movie, and the video of tom playing a prank on julie is so funny.

Dawn said...

I won't miss this one for sure. Thanks for Giveaway!

Anonymous said...

So much fun to watch it. You gave me a BIG LAUGH! I cannot win anyway but I ll go see it as soon as they put it up here.

stitching under oaks said...

you are so amazing...how fun is this? thanks Leslie!

Katrina said...

I love the line she says "that's all you need is a girlfriend to get you started." SO true! Thanks for sharing! SO funny!

Webknitter13 said...

Oh my goodness. Best prank ever! I hope they donate all that yarn to someone now. Awesome!

Sue said...

Would love to see this. They are both such great actors!

Sue said...

Love both of these actors. Fun movie to see with a girlfriend

NYCityMama said...

LOVE the joke he played!

Tina S said...

Wahooo, me too - I love Julia & knitting!

SDQuilter said...

Thank you for hosting the giveaway, the movie looks really good.

Julie said...

Love Julia, love Tom. Has to be a great movie.

Celestial said...

That video is just too great! Thank you so much for sharing that. I hadn't heard of the movie until now, but it sounds like it will be a lot of fun

Renna said...

Julia & Tom are two of my all-time favorite actors. I' LOVE to see the movie! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great give away! All I have seen this summer are kid movies. I can't wait to see this movie w/o the kids. :)
Samantha

Angela said...

you just need a girlfriend to get you started knitting! Love it!

jdbknits said...

I've seen that video before! I love it and would really like to see that movie!

Marie said...

That is hilarious! I love it! The movie sounds good too:)

Priscilla said...

Being a teacher myself, I've been wanting to see this movie. Thanks for the giveaway!

jill said...

Oh yes please. Thank you for the opportunity.

Sherrill said...

Love a good Julia Roberts/Tom Hanks movie, this one sounds perfect for the current economy.

The knitting prank was cute. Looks like Julia is a "thrower" instead of a "picker!" Good to know she is a knitter, as we knitter's are awesome!

Rebekah said...

LOVED the knitting clip!!! Can't wait to see this... finger's crossed!

riotyarn said...

:) That is such a fun clip. Thank you for sharing, it made me smile for a long time.

Estella said...

Sounds like a fantastic chick flick!

Paula said...

sounds like a fun movie!

Knitterella said...

That's great! Glad I took the time to watch it. Thanks for posting.

mizz_b said...

I've been wanting to see this movie, and seeing the "practical joke" made me run to get my own knitting needles.

Suzanne said...

What a fun duo. Thank you for the knitting and movie tips, Leslie.

Tracey said...

I live Julia as well. She's an amazing actor. Thanks for the chance to win!!
Tbmccarthy on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hilarious!!! I definitely needed a good laugh today~THANKS! ~Jan

Karen said...

Girlfriends are the best! I'd love to see the movie.
Thanks for this opportunity.

michelle said...

If I win, I'll take you!!
xox M

Susan in the Boonies said...

I hope I win! I hope I win!

Quiltin' Mama said...

Two of my favorite actors- this movie sounds great!!

lindy said...

Fun! If I win, I'll take one of my knitting buddies to the movie!

MysteryWriter said...

Three cheers for Julia, knitting and pranks! Love all of them!

Angie said...

Cute joke, I would love to see this movie.

JilliJ said...

oooo fun! I'd like to win. And yes I did know Julia was a knitter :)

Mandy said...

This movie looks terrific! Thank you for sharing this sweet video!

Leslie said...

Cute video! I love Julia and Tom Hanks!

Janelle said...

Sounds like a great movie - and who can resist Tom OR Julia? Together they always win.

Jen said...

Oooh - I've been wanting to see this! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card.

Alisha said...

i have adored Julia Roberts for years. the first film i saw her in was steel magnolias and my oldest daughter is named after the character she plays in that film....Shelby.

and she knits too....i love her even more now!

TD wool design said...

so funny right?
i posted this on my facebook page a few days a go. i loved it!
and a movie night is just what i need right about now!

mle said...

Wow, that is super cool! My mom said it was a great movie! can't wait to see it!
Thanks!

patriceod said...

I loved this clip. Great giveaway!

sarah said...

That was great!!

maire said...

You always have the best stuff going on in your blog!!!! Hopw I get to win !!

From All Stitched Up said...

Great give away. I also love the prank. I think this will be on my DVD or on demand list. I like the moral of the story too. You just never know!

Marta d said...

It was a great video. Thanks for the giveaway!

Teeter-tottering on the Brink... said...

The movie looks really cute! Hope I win!

Birdie said...

Way to go - cool post! Perfect for summer time heat - a get away kind of flick in an A/C theatre! Sign me up, please ;-)

kristen said...

This is just so awesome!!!

Lisa said...

What an awesome giveaway. I think this movie looks so great! :)

gMarie said...

I think this movie sounds lovely. I did know that she knit. I love it. g

wayside wanderer said...

That was funny! I look forward to seeing the movie.

On A Hot Tin Roof said...

oh wow!! thanks for the opportunity! i havent been to the movies in ages. this looks like a good one.

Ellen said...

Sounds like a fun movie! Thanks for letting us know about it. I don't go see too many movies anymore but will definitely try to make it to this one.

Linda S. said...

I would love to win-thanks so much!

Lori ann said...

oh how fun! the video is so cute. i can't wait to see the movie! thank you for the giveaway.

Blue Kangaroo said...

Thank you soo much for posting this it brought a broad smile to my face on an otherwise rainy day.
Claire

Anonymous said...

Adorable prank! I'd love to see both Julia and Tom on scene in this movie

Dorothy said...

I love to go to the movies!!!!

Kylie said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway as I am in Australia. But just wanted to say thanks for sharing the video. Julia is a crackup - I laugh at her laugh and love the comment "all you need in knitting is a girlfriend to get you started"

Denise said...

I want to go see this movie, saw that video of the prank the other day and thought it was so funny. Love Tom Hanks:-)

melissa said...

Love this! What a sweet prank to play.

Erica said...

This is the only summer movie so far that I've wanted to see, I figure you can't go wrong with Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks! :)

Victoria said...

It is so much fun to see "guys" trying to look like they are knitting! I taught my daughter and son to knit when they were young. My daughter will sometimes pick up the needles but my son hasn't since that summer. Thanks for posting the video.

Elise @ ChezNapier said...

I love that video! The movie looks cute too :)

liz said...

I love watching that video! And I always love her reactions! Big smile! Big laugh! Can't wait to see the film!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a sit bacn and enjoy film, thank you for the opportunity
Shelly T

Rita said...

Leslie, what happened to the white wall with the pictures, did I miss it or not?

I am curious to see what that looks like.

Rita

ijoemonkey said...

thanks for sharing the vid! knitting is so not geeky! ^_^

house on hill road said...

ok. that is awesome. (you know what to do if the number thing picks me, right?)

The Sampler Girl said...

Oh great! How fun - I've been wanting to see that movie :)

Tanya

Glovers Lane said...

I love her!! And Tom Hanks!!

Kelsie Sands said...

ooh! fun! I'd love to go see it :)

Kari W said...

Thanks for the giveaway

camby said...

Loved the video clip!

Kundika said...

The movie sounds interesting and I'm sure the cast will not disappoint. And its so cool that JR knits.

Tiffanie said...

Thanks for sharing the video! That was so great. Its always nice to see someone you see only on big screen do something that we simple folk do also. This movie is gonna be great, can't wait.
tiffaniemullis@yahoo.com

katieleigh said...

That is FANTASTIC. What a great moment when she comes in and cracks up!

Rachel said...

That is hilarious! Thanks for posting the video - I had read that they played a practical joke on her, but didn't know there was a video.

Amy T said...

That was great. I personally think everyone should knit!!! This looks like a great movie.

Tricia U. said...

I love that Julia is a knitter! I'd heard her mention that before somewhere that she was and I thought how cool is that?! I guess she sews, too. Thanks for posting that video because I hadn't seen it and it really made me laugh. :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! Please enter my name. LynnIL ravelry

Anonymous said...

I want to see this movie so bad...and the video just sealed it for me!

Monique

moniquew (rav id)

sewstylish said...

That was way to cute. Julia Roberts movies never disappoint.

Kathy said...

How fun! I'd love the chance to see it. thank you

Lap Dog Knits said...

Fun video of Julia,,,she's one of many actresses in L.A. that knit.

Linda said...

Thank you for posting this video - it is a hoot!

In addition to the "girlfriend" line, I liked Julia's question: "Are we this far ahead of schedule?"

I also liked Tom's comment about not more smoking. There is such truth in that. Doing something like knitting can help to keep one's mind off of less health vices such as smoking and (in my case) mindless overeating.

What a fun post - thanks, again!

Colleen Wheeler said...

How cute, thanks for sharing that video! I'd love to see the movie!

Naomi said...

bahaha... my favorite line is 'you're knitting me!'

elephantJuice said...

That is such a great clip, I love it!

Michelle said...

That was a great clip. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I haven't picked up my needles in a while and then out of the blue I felt like browsing a local yarn shop. I found some beautiful yarn and...here I go again. It feels good.

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Linda said...

It's summer, I'm watching as many movies as possible! This one looks great!

bethany said...

I love a good movie! Thanks for posting and for the chance!

mydarlinganodyne said...

Yay to Julia knitting! I'd like to see this movie, too.

Lisle said...

So fun! I love the joke. I'd love to see some of her finished projects.

Kristyn Knits said...

Can't wait to see it!! I just love them both and together even better!! Thanks Leslie!!

Meghan said...

Sounds like a great movie. I have always heard Julia knits. Glad to hear she still is.

Nantucket Dreams said...

I just love Julia!

3 M's and 1 N said...

that is hilarious :) Nothing like a little positive media attention for knitting ladies n guys 'eh?

ColorSlut said...

I have seen pictures of this prank but not the video. Classic!!!

"All you need in knitting is a girlfriend to get you started." How true is that??

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing, I must post that video on my blog!! Made me laugh aloud.

mimi o said...

Great post!!!

I have a pattern somewhere...from quite a while ago when a magazine did an article on Julie and her knitting. It was for a multi-stripped sweater pattern that she was knitting while on the set of another movie. I think it may have been McCall's magazine. I knit one up for my daughter. Now...I will have to go in search of and dig it out!

Thanks for sharing...I just love her laugh...makes me smile :-D

tinypurlsofwisdom said...

I love Julia Roberts and love the fact she is a knitter. I had read she was going to be the lead in "The Friday Night Knit Club", easier role to play a knitter if you are a knitter.

Can't wait ti see Larry Crowne.