Jerry Maguire Reviews
When we are able to see life in the high places and low places to know what we don't see and what we are missing out on. When we able to see things going places when they are high demand and those in low demand to know we got a good thing and other things the only thing that we have to appreciate. When what we don't see when such high places prevents from seeing what low places we go we see through the eyes of those who make us see what we been missing our whole life. When we could only reform by going to a low place in our life to believe in what we do is worth doing to change how people see the game we are in. When we see those in high places rather keep seeing things the same way when it keeps those in high places and those in low places to know no one sees eye to eye with us. When those we see in low places who we see but don't normally see in high places we see in a different light when they see what we see. When being seen in low places with those who we never thought would see us in anyplace to take the time with us. When we see being in low places we need to rebuild to get back to high places to take a gamble on those but others don't gamble on us when we are seen as an unsure bet to place our life under. When life can come crashing down in a manner of seconds when we don't see what others see but see what fame & prospects see to know what place we are among those who are in high places and those in low places to see where we belong. When what we see in high places we want when it is money, fame, indorcements, family, and love to know what high places gets us to know low places don't work when others are broke. When we see we can put our trust in those who see life with such passion and love that we lack in what we have been seeing elsewhere to follow them and others follow when others see low value in us more then others to see what place with put in others we want managing us. When we don't see where our best performance or inspiration will come to see it comes from deep down low places that unearths out of us and start making us see the game that we been missing.
When we see other things in high places of love that we didn't see before to make others see the reality & fantasy of following our heart to know somethings can't last long in such conditions. When life can take us high places one minute to low places and continuously to see that living such unstable life is not healthy that it won't work to need an answer. When what we see we created in such low places we see it takes us low places to regret going to low places or embrace what low places has brought us to moments we arrive to.
When we see the stakes are high in moments where we need to perform in places to bring our value higher to bring those higher who rely on us. When we come from different places when business & sports seperate us in what we don't normally get to see and talk to when you have many players on your roaster to invest that much time on. When some moments we savour when it's what we always wanted coming from low places we never dreamed would happen if it wasn't for those who believed in us that got us here. When we see what high places we miss to know we hate being alone to share it with those not by our side. When gathering with those who we see various perspectives with we share all high and low moments together to see what we miss out and what we have is good to know that such moments together with those our eyes, heart, and mind open when we stare those in the eye in such places we enjoy being and wish to stay when it's everything that others wanted that they couldn't see before. When we don't see where we will find such enriched high places or with whom, when seeing eye to eye is hard, many people don't see a good thing, or what good things will come from what place we take others to see.
I pretty much adore every moment of Jerry Maguire that is actually about Tom Cruise being a sports agent. Perhaps it is the fact that I like professional sports and I connect with that world, or perhaps it is the fact that they got actual athletes to appear and licensed real NFL teams and other stuff like that, or maybe it?s simply the fact that Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. are electric on screen together. I don?t think Gooding Jr. is making some world-class performance, but he plays it so big and entertaining that it contrasts perfectly with what Cruise is doing. No matter what it is, I find myself thoroughly engaged in those parts of the film, and I?m always surprised they get me to root for an agent.
My struggle with Jerry Maguire has been and always will be the same thing, and that?s the romance. Cruise?s connection with Jonathan Lipnicki is adorable, and naturally I don?t complain about that aspect. However, I?m constantly annoyed with the relationship between him and Renee Zellweger. It frustrates me because it always feels like a distraction from the parts that I am enjoying. I can?t totally put my finger on why I dislike these scenes so much, but it?s like they took what was a decent B-story about Jerry?s love life and tried to transition that into the A-story. Despite these nagging issues, I?ll admit that Jerry Maguire is a high quality film that I?m glad saw again now in order to reassess.
The story has sports agent Jerry Maguire (Cruise) having a moment of realization: maybe his life sucks, and he wants to be good to his life. He then writes a memo chronicling the most important things in life, and it goes over well. Until Jerry gets fired for it; he basically set his ego ablaze. Because of this, Jerry now only has one client: Rodney "Rod" Tidwell (Gooding Jr.), who is very picky with what he wants from Jerry. He also has a girlfriend named Dorothy (Zellweger), who has a very optimistic son, and tries to help Jerry as much as she can. Now, with his world going topsy turvy, Jerry tries to make the best out of this world. Even with a single goldfish to handle.
"Jerry Maguire" is an interesting film to watch. For one thing, the direction is good, and Crowe manages everything very well. This does include the cast, as each actor and actress do a great job with the performances and roles they inhabit. What's ironic about the movie in general, is that there is no orchestrated soundtrack, and that adds a bit of cleverness to the film. Finally, the story has a nice contemporary feel to it. It has a sense of realism with our main characters going through some major consequences, but there is a lighthearted tone to the film, which makes easy to understand what our characters are going through. Anybody watching this movie will get a sense of what is going on.
With that being said, there are some major problems with the film. As stated in the above paragraph, the usage of popular songs is not a bad idea, however, by using an orchestrated composition, the movie would have benefited greatly. The story, while nice, does feel a little corny by today's standards. Or better yet, more awkward than what is normally seen in movies of today. Watch the movie again, and ask yourself if you feel a little awkward by what is happening. But the biggest problem that that the film commits is with the pacing. The editing itself isn't bad, but the entirety of the film moves very slow, and it progresses like a snail. The movie does reach a conclusion, but it takes a long time to actually get there.
In conclusion, "Jerry Maguire" may have its fair share of flaws, but it does compensate for letting a contemporary story affect people in real situations. Even with sports and a goldfish on their minds.
Some of the ancillary characters did feel like common tropes; however, the acting and directing kept them from being a distraction.
This is a guaranteed classic with a feel good ending.