Sunday, July 10, 2011

Julia Roberts Knitting Prank & Larry Crowne Giveaway!





THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS ALREADY BEEN SELECTED!




Actress Julia Roberts has often mentioned that she loves to sew and knit. IMDB quotes her: "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."

Co-star and director Tom Hanks, played a prank on actress Julia Roberts while shooting their new film Larry Crowne.

Hanks had asked everyone on the set to knit with needles and skeins of yarn as Julia walked on set. The prank turned out to be a success as Roberts was amazed to see the entire cast and crew stitching and purling. In fact she tipped all of them on how to better their skills.

The actress admits she was thrilled: "You walk into a room and 65 men are knitting; it catches your attention."


LARRY CROWNE IN THEATERS NOW

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.


Guess what?  Universal Pictures thought that my knitting readers would like a chance to win a prize pack for the film!  

Giveaway Details:
  • (1) Winner will take home a $25 Fandango Gift Card to see Larry Crowne, a T-Shirt, and a Notebook!
  • Giveaway will run Sunday, July 10, 2011 - Sunday, July 17, 2011
  • (1) Winner will be selected via random number generator and announced on Monday, July 18, 2011
  • Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents, age 18 and older
  • All entrants MUST provide an email address so that he/she may be contacted should he/she win
Required Entry: (THIS ENTRY MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY OF THE OPTIONAL ENTRIES)
  • Visit the Larry Crowne YouTube Channel and watch one of the videos.  Leave a comment on the channel page.  Come back and let me know that you did (along with your YouTube name) to be entered!
Optional, Additional Entries: (PUT EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY IN A SEPARATE COMMENT TO BE COUNTED)
  • "Like" the Larry Crowne Facebook Fan Page
  • Follow my blog.  Leave me a comment to let me know that you follow for an additional entry.
  • Follow me on Twitter.  Come back and let me know that you follow for an additional entry.
  • Follow me on Facebook.  Come back and let me know that you follow for an additional entry.
  • Tweet about the giveaway with a link to this post in the tweet.  Come back and leave a link to your tweet for an additional entry.  You may tweet as often as you like and each tweet may be counted separately as long as you provided a different link for each tweet.  
  • Blog about the giveaway!  Write a blog post with a link to this post in it.  Come back and leave 5 separate comments (labeled: Comment #1, Comment #2..), with the link to your post in Comment #1.  That's right - you get FIVE additional entries for blogging about the giveaway!
Universal Pictures is sponsoring this giveaway.  KnitPurlGurl did not receive compensation or product to promote this giveaway.


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63 comments:

  1. Hello, Thanks for the excellent giveaway!!! I left a comment on youtube. My YouTube name is SmallandMoody.

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  2. I "Liked" the Larry Crowne Facebook Fan Page. :)

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  3. I tweeted about your giveaway!!! https://twitter.com/smallandmoody/status/90256106630283265

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  4. Comment #1 http://smallandmoody.blogspot.com/2011/07/julia-roberts-knitting-prank-and.html

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  5. Comment #2 http://smallandmoody.blogspot.com/2011/07/julia-roberts-knitting-prank-and.html

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  8. Comment #5 http://smallandmoody.blogspot.com/2011/07/julia-roberts-knitting-prank-and.html

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  9. Just commented on the youtube video under "tillyweaver"!! =D

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  10. I did watch the video! Wonder if anyone kept up the knitting after the prank. It looked like some were actually getting it!

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  11. I liked the face book page.

    skaro964 at comcast dot net

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  12. I saw this film opening weekend and thought it was great. I also left a comment on u-tube.

    skaro964 at comcast dot net

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  13. I tweeted, skaro964

    skaro964 at comcast dot net

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  14. I posted comment on YT-heliveswwjd

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  15. I commented on Larry Crowne You Tube

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  16. I commented on youtube. as stashmaven.

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  17. I liked the larry crown facebook page.

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  18. I liked Julia Roberts...now I love her based on the fact she knits!

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  19. Hi I just discovered your blog I wanna say I am liking it. So here goes, I am following you on Twitter and like and subscribed on Facebook to you and same goes for Larry Crown Facebook page and I am on YouTube as sboehm1977. I love how this video made Julia look more like us everyday knitters. I saw her knit on America's Sweethearts and it was not like this. Very cool.

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  20. OMGosh I loved the video of Julian walking in to the group of so called knitters...lol!
    I left a comment on You Tube as alveltkamp

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  21. I follow your blog! alveltkamp

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  22. I follow you on Twitter as alveltkamp

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  23. I watched the Look Inside featurette and it was SO cute! My YouTube name is jwitt33ify.

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  24. I am a GFC follower of your blog.

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  25. I liked the Larry Crowne Facebook fan page.

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  26. I follow you on Twitter as @jwitt33

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  27. I follow you on Facebook.

    jwitt33@live.com

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  28. That was too funny!

    Left a comment on the YouTube page (yessamaa74).

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  29. I'm also one of your Twitter followers: teacher_alethea

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  30. And! I'm a blog follower too on Google Friend Connect!

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  31. I posted as jeaniebabb on the video page. These are 2 of my favorite actors and I love how this was done!

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  32. I'm a longtime Twitter follower @jeaniebabb

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  33. Done! I watched this trailer: http://m.youtube.com/?client=mv-google#/watch?v=uS155D2HlwY, and left a comment as user id: workaholicRN2. I never win anything, hoping this will break the tradition. lol

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  34. I "liked" the Larry Crowne FB page

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  35. I watched the knitting prank trailer and left another comment

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  36. Did the You Tube thing: miriama59

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  37. "Like" the Larry Crowne Facebook Fan Page

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  38. Congratulations, miriama
    You are now following Knit Purl Gurl

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  39. I "liked" the Larry Crowne FB page. Have always enjoyed Roberts and Hanks movies!

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  40. Watched the trailer, loved the show! youtube is bpcrafty

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  41. Following on Facebook!! bpcrafty

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  42. That knitting with Julia video was pretty funny -jxs2222 .
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  43. I the Larry Crowne Facebook Fan Page-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    email in blogger profile.

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  44. I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
    email in blogger profile.

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  45. i follow you on twitter - js22222222 .
    email in blogger profile.
    js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  46. I Like KnitPurlGurl on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    email in blogger profile.

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  47. tweet- http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/92716085421408256
    email in blogger profile.

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  48. Followed on Twitter! Love to win!

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  49. posted on you Tube under marybaker112

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  50. Following on Twitter! I would love to win!

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  51. I swissmiss71 on YouTube, left a comment. Loved the knitting "joke" on Julia.

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  52. I follow your blog... and love it!

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  53. I also follow you on Twitter. :) teachdig

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  54. I left a comment on Knitting with Julia (I'm nesta67)

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  55. I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @LuckyJinxy).

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  56. That was so fun!
    commented: slehan2
    Thanks for the contest.

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