- Actors: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell
- Directors: Cameron Crowe
- Writers: Cameron Crowe
- Producers: Cameron Crowe, Bridget Johnson, Bruce S. Pustin, J. Michael Mendel, James L. Brooks
- Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: Spanish
- Dubbed: Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
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- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: June 24 1997
- Run Time: 139 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- ASIN: 0800141741
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,079 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Tom Cruise gives his best performance to date (Neil Rosen, NY-1) as 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. A sweetheart of a romantic comedy (Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE) co-starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger, Regina King and Bonnie Hunt.
One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, this box-office hit cemented writer-director Cameron Crowe's reputation as "the voice of a generation." Crowe could probably do without that label, but he's definitely in sync with the times with this savvy story about a sports agent (Tom Cruise) whose fall from grace motivates his quest for professional recovery, and the slow-dawning realization that he needs the love and respect of the single mom (Renée Zellweger in her breakthrough role) who has supported him through the worst of times. This is one of Cruise's best, most underrated performances, and in an Oscar-winning role, Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the football star who remains Jerry Maguire's only loyal client on a hard road to redemption and personal growth. If that sounds touchy-feely, it is only because Crowe has combined sharp entertainment with a depth of character that is rarely found in mainstream comedy. --Jeff Shannon
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J.M. travels through Jerry's mind which left me asking the question why. Jerry wasn't the true center of the story so he shouldn't have been the center of the film. The supporting characters that Jerry surrounded himself with were the ones that brought us closer to Jerry's thoughts more than Jerry himself. A better title and narration from Cruise or Cuba Gooding Jr. would have added an extra spark to the vehicle.
The supporting cast ruled the show and left Cruise in the dust. Tom's acting was bland and boring. He played Jerry like he didn't want to touch the role with a ten-foot pole. He wasn't believable because he seemed too young to be such a successful sports agent and Cruise doesn't have the persona of someone with such a fast paced life. In my opinion he was not the right choice for the film. This movie is packed with extra talent. Cuba Gooding Jr. had his breakout role here and his Oscar was well deserved. Rod Tidwell kept this film at its best. The movie should have been named after his character because he stole any hope Cruise had of claming J.M. as his star film. Kelly Preston is overlooked but good. Renee Zewellegger was another weak spot next to Cruise. Every time I saw her I asked the question why she was cast. Being a fellow Texan I think Renee's acting could have been better. She played Dorothy too giddy and she wasn't believeable as a single mother. Plus Renee and Cruise had zero chemisty and I fast forwarded every scene they were in together. Regina King was wonderful. She had sparks with everyone including Cruise and I wanted to see more of her on the screen. Jay Mohr is not someone I care for but he played the slimy sports agent part to the T. There were a lot of cameos from sports stars and actor Beau Bridges.
The story was rather weak. The movie was way too long and there was no reason it had to be. A lot of footage wasn't necessary. We didn't need to see Jerry's bachelor party or every single client Jerry had. The movie went off base and should have stuck to the basis. The length was the biggest problem. This was a modern 90's film it didn't need to be this long.
J.M. is a wonderful sports movie and you learn the football life and lingo fast. It was interesting to see the deals and the problems sports figures and their agents go through. The football game scenes were the best. They were realistic and kept up the momentum of the movie even when you felt it was dragging along. The love story was weak and not needed. When Dorothy and Jerry got married I totally gave up on Cruise and Renee's acting because it seemed like they were just rolling along with no point.
J.M. brought a lot of talent to the big screen and is a pretty decent movie. It got hype for the wrong reasons. Instead of pumping up Cruise's timid performance the glory should have been given to the true star of the film, Cuba Gooding Jr. This is great for sports fans.
The story follows Jerry Maguire, played by Tom Cruise, falling from grace working for a sports star agency when he has a flash of inspiration and takes the moral high ground on the way people should be treat within the company. His eventual rise to becoming a better person is aided from the love of woman and her son and the realization that everyone who he represents should be treated with the same respect.
The person that stole the show for me was Cuba Gooding Jr. Every scene he was in made me laugh. This was the first movie I had seen him in and thought he was a terrific actor, deserved of the Oscar he won for Best Supporting Actor. The "Show Me The Money" scene will have you in stitches.
This is not a DVD that is to be bought for it's technical qualities or abundance of extras. All you get is a static menu with no trailer, character biographies or other extras. In this day and age of DVD's like "Contact" and "The Matrix" I would have expected a bit more from a quality movie like this. The picture quality is good, as is the sound but it certainly won't tax your Dolby Digital amplifier, but then again it is not expected to.
Jerry Maguire is a film to cuddle up to your partner with and watch on a cold rainy night. It is funny, poignant and thought provoking. Worth watching at least once.
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