Movie review on Jerry Maguire
If you want to take a break from the typical love story, go to see Jerry Maguire; it will be sure to warm your heart. If you’re like me, you’re a little tired of going to see big name stars in overly hyped, big time boring films. Combine that with the fact that sports movies are rarely impressive, and I have to say that my hope were not too high for this movie. Let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised. The title character, played by Tom Cruise, is a sports agent at the tip of his business, and at the bottom of humanity. He works for Sports Management International as a ruthless devil managing the largest contracts and endorsement deals he can master, at the expense of personal well-being and old fashioned love of the game.
The movie begins when one night, in the heat of passion between Jerry and his ex-Avery, he has an idea and writes a missions statement about how the business can be altered to include humanity. His plan focuses on reducing the number of clients to produce higher quality relationships with them. He then distributes it to all his colleagues before realizing what a big mistake he made. His boss fires him on the spot. Only one client out of his previous list of seventy two remains faithful. Which one you may ask? None other than Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), whose only concern is money, only one former colleague, Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger), joins Jerry when he forms a new company. His memo inspired her in “unexplainable” ways. Her five year old son, Ray (Jonathan Lipnicki), develops a crush on Jerry and is the deciding factor in convincing Jerry to marry Dorothy on impulse after he breaks up with his fiancé, Avery (Kelly Preston).
The movie tracks the trials of his relationship with Dorothy, the ups and downs. It walks you through the good and bad, and presents to you how each of them has to learn to fall in love. It shows you their struggle internally and...