Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #394

Movie: Jerry Maguire (1996)

A sports agent gets busted for a 'mission' statement he drafts that doesn't go well with the company he works for! When a big-shot deal fails him, all he has to rely on is a single athlete who stays loyal; He finds love in the midst and due to the tumults of professional failure, his personal life takes a hit- Before the athlete sets things right!

What Works?
  • This is not a sports film at all! This is a film about a person who is as persuasive as he is egoistic and morally good. Good writing indeed by Cameron Crowe!
  • Tom Cruise actually revels in his Maguire avatar and comes up with the right emotions at the right times!
  • RenĂ©e Zellweger as Dorothy, with her confused and cute looks stays in your mind; So does the kid!
  • The relation between Maguire and his athlete Rod Tidwell is special and that is something which makes the film work!
A tale of a special relationship!