Review: A slick sports agent Jerry Maguire has a moral epiphany and sends a memo round in his company that he works for which gets him fired. He starts his own management firm with Dorothy Boyd joining him in his new company. They both start to fall in love with each other but they struggle to make their business work.
Director: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O’Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, Jonathan Lipnicki, Todd Louiso, Mark Pellington, Jeremy Suarez, Jared Jussim and Ingrid Beer
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
Tom Cruise’s character in this is very likeable plus at the same time very creepy. I have to say that this is one of Tom Cruise’s best performances. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renee Zellweger also give good and believable performances. Both Jennifer Connelly and Meg Ryan were offered the role of Avery Bishop, but they turned it down. Apparently, Tom Hanks was once linked to this project but stated after that “I think you look at it now and it couldn’t have been anybody other than Tom Cruise”. Also a copy of the script was accidentally sent to Hugh Grant who got onto the phone to his agent and said “There must be some mistake because you sent me a good script….”. I have to say therefore that the script was very well written as it was both witty and tear-jerking at the same time. Cameron Crowe wrote the script as well as directing the film. He spent three and a half years trying to write the script. The themes in this film are redemption and love. One of the most famous sayings in film history is the line “You had me at hello”. At the Academy Awards in 1997 this won one Oscar Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Cuba Gooding Jr.). At the Golden Globe Awards in 1997 this won one award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Tom Cruise).