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474. Jerry Maguire

Published October 19, 2014

Background info

Title: Jerry Maguire Director: Cameron Crowe Year: 1996 Run time: 2hrs 19m

“Tom Cruise is a sports agent who suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, Jerry Maguire learns that loving well is the best revenge. Co-starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger, Regina King and Bonnie Hunt.”

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Conclusions

This, I know, is a classic film, and it was quite cheap to rent in the iTunes store, so we thought we’d give it a shot. One that Tom Cruise is particularly well known for, with catchphrases that I have used without actually knowing the reference for. It also fitted in with our returning enthusiasm for sports films, after the success of Draft Day.

This was not such a success. I didn’t get the editing, it was odd. Shot choices felt out of place and uncomfortable, and barely anything happened in the twenty minutes we were watching. He wrote something then he got on a plane. Hmm.

Rating: Unrated.

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