Jerry Maguire


(out of 5)

‘s best performance (not including the tabloids or his many lawsuits) is this excellent comedy-drama by the charismatic Cameron Crowe. He plays a hotshot sports agent who one day has an epiphany that instructs him to live a smaller, more honest life, to be truer to his profession by not being so obsessed with its financial gains and instead concentrate on a richer moral existence. His ideas, which take the form of a controversial manifesto, get him fired, and soon he finds himself working out of his home with only one client (an excellent ) and an assistant () with a complicated personal life of her own. Watching these characters interact using Crowe’s brilliant dialogue is always enjoyable, while watching Cruise go through the world’s most difficult humiliations is difficult but rewarding; his ability as an actor to completely rip himself open and let his emotions show so plainly on film makes the experience as memorable as it is.

TriStar Pictures, Gracie Films

USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by Cameron Crowe

Cinematography by

Produced by , Cameron Crowe, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Cuba Gooding, Jr. as “Rod Tidwell”)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Cruise as “Jerry Maguire”)
Best Film Editing (Joe Hutshing)
Best Picture (James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai, Cameron Crowe, producers)
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) (Cameron Crowe)

Golden Globe Award
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Tom Cruise)

Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Cuba Gooding Jr.)


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