19: Jerry Maguire

This week, Cameron Crowe’s 1996 romantic comedy Jerry Maguire had us at hello! Has Cruise ever been more charming? Is Crowe’s dialogue good, or is there just a lot of it? What does a movie need a structure for anyway?

Content warning: brief discussion of sexual violence

Unanswered Questions:

  • Who were the athletes and commentators who we either didn’t notice or neglected to mention?
  • How does Dorothy compare to other mid-’90s rom-com heroines?
  • How does the film articulate that actions matter more than words?

Further reading:

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