Jerry Maguire

One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, this box-office hit cemented writer-director Cameron Crowe's reputation as "the voice of a generation." Crowe could probably do without that label, but he's definitely in sync with the times with this savvy story about a sports agent (Tom Cruise) whose fall from grace motivates his quest for professional recovery, and the slow-dawning realization that he needs the love and respect of the single mom (Renée Zellweger in her breakthrough role) who has supported him through the worst of times. This is one of Cruise's best, most underrated performances, and in an Oscar-winning role, Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the football star who remains Jerry Maguire's only loyal client on a hard road to redemption and personal growth. If that sounds touchy-feely, it is only because Crowe has combined sharp entertainment with a depth of character that is rarely found in mainstream comedy. --Jeff Shannon

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: TriStar Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 41 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
77
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
R
Year:
1996
139
11,944 Views

Jerry:
I started talking with Dennis Wilburn about your renegotiation.

Rod:
Talking. Jerry Rice, Andre Reed, Cris Carter... I smoke all these fools. They are making the big sweet dollars. They are making the... kwan, and you are talking.

Jerry:
Kwan. That's your word?

Rod:
Yeah, man, it means love, respect, community... and the dollars too. The whole package. The kwan.

Jerry:
Great word. Tao?

Rod:
No, I air-dry.

Jerry:
Rod, I say this with great respect, but those players you mentioned are marquee players...

Rod:
Marquee?!?

Jerry:
Here's what I'm saying. This is a renegotiation. We want more from them, so let's show them more from us. Let's show them your pure joy of the game, let's bury the attitude a little, let's show them --

Rod:
You're telling me to dance.

Jerry:
No, I'm saying to be --

Rod:
"Love me love me love me... put me on t.v." That's the iconography of racism, man!

Jerry:
Rod, I'm not a racist. I'm telling you to be the best version of you, to get back to the guy who first started playing this game. Way back when you were a kid. It wasn't just about the money, was it?...Was it?

Rod:
Do your job, man, don't tell me to dance.

Jerry:
Fine. Fine. Fine, fine, fine, fine, fine.

Rod:
I'm an athlete, not an entertainer. These are the ABC's of ME. Get it? I do not dance. Breathe! Breathe, Jerry.

Jerry:
I am out here for you. You don't know what it's like to be me. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about, okay?! God. Help me! Help me, Rod. Help me help you. Help me help you. Help me help you. I'm sorry.

Rod:
You are hanging on by a very thin thread. And I dig that about you! No contract? I'll help me, I'll help you, help everybody! That's my man.

Jerry:
Hey, I'm happy to entertain you.

Rod:
Help me! Help me!

Jerry:
See you in Los Angeles.

Rod:
Jerry. Come on, man. See, that's the difference between us. You think we're fighting. I think we're talking. Unless you love everybody, you can't sell anybody.

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