Jerry Maguire (1996) – Encore Review

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“The key to this business is personal relationships.” – Dicky Fox

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Theater in ’96, video, DVD, 16 Jun 2014 and 21 Sep 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A sports agent gets a conscious and tries to change the way his business is run.

Bottom Line – Such a fun movie that works de to the performances of Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. The story revolves around the connection that the two of them have and it shines through. Unfortunately, the love story aspect of the film is far weaker.  Cruise and co-star Renee Zellweger have terrible chemistry together which hurts things a bit.  The best part of this film are the interactions between Cruise and Jonathan Lipnicki because they are so much fun to watch.  The movie is a bit too long for its own good and that also takes away from the impact of the story. Kelly Preston, Jay Mohr and Jerry O’Connell are also great in small supporting roles. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  Because Cameron Crowe took so long writing the screenplay, he felt his original choice to play the title character – Tom Hanks – was too old to play the part by the time this movie was ready to be made. Besides, Hanks had just won back-to-back Oscars and was in the midst of directing That Thing You Do! (1996). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (downgrade from original review)


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