Tom Hanks reportedly refunded money for ticket admission price to two unhappy movie goers who did not like his film, "Larry Crowne."
According to a report that first emerged in the National Enquirer last week, Tom Hanks gave a couple $25 as a reimbursement for their ticket cost.
Oscar Award-winning Hanks was pumping his gas in Los Angeles when he was approached by two fans who greeted him and acknowledged they saw his latest film released in July "Larry Crowne," which centers on a middle-aged man who goes back to college after losing his job.
He asked the couple how they liked the film, in which he starred, wrote and directed, and they allegedly said they both didn't like it. After apologizing, Hanks said, "How about letting me refund your ticket money?" and gave the couple $25.
While the star has not confirmed this event or tweeted it, "Larry Crowne" did not perform well in the box office, only amassing $35.6 million domestically according to Box Office Mojo.
The film has also gotten mixed reviews from critics and audience, who on average gave it a 3.2/5 star rating out of 5 on Rotten Tomatoes. Rolling Stone's movie critic Peter Travers reportedly said, "Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch."
Rumors of Hollywood celebrities refunding money to movie goers is not an unusual report in the gossip mil. There have been rumors for years circulating that George Clooney to this day will refund anyone that approaches him who saw 1997's Batman & Robin, a movie he attributed as "a waste of money" to the New York Times, though this rumor has never been confirmed.