- Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) to Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise)
"You complete me."
- Jerry Maguire to Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger)
"You had me at hello. You had me at hello."
- Dorothy Boyd to Jerry Maguire
"You had me at "hello.""
Academy Awards 1996 -
Best Supporting Actor: Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/1996
"...Cruise gives his deftest performance yet....Gooding turns in a ferocious, star-making turn..." -- Rating: A-
Variety - 12/09/1996
"An exceptionally tasty contempo comedic romance....Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/13/1996
"...A heartwarmer....The film is often a delight, especially when Cruise and Zellweger are together on the screen..."
Total Film - 11/01/2000
"...It can still clearly melt the hardest of hearts..."
Total Film - 07/01/2006
"A key twist on The Cruise Grin....[He] loses the lot, learns life lessons and wins it back again."
Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise), a slick, high-living sports agent, is tired of the shallowness of his profession and wants to live a more fulfilling, ethical life. But Jerry's new outlook doesn't mesh with his agency's ethics, and he is promptly fired. Jerry finds himself left with one ally, one client, and a long road ahead of him. Along the way he finds something more important than money--love. Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Renée Zellweger turn in outstanding performances in this romantic comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe (SAY ANYTHING, SINGLES).
Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:
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.
What happens when a man tries to apply moral standards to his job in an industry of greed' He gets fired. Tom Cruise plays Jerry Maguire, a slick sports agent who realizes that he hates how he is living his life and encourages his fellow employees to get back to the important basics: people, loyalty, and fairness. Unfortunately, Maguire's new moral compass costs him his job, and he is left to start his business anew with one work ally, agency accountant Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger), and his least important client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.). Maguire embarks on a journey of personal growth that forces him to reevaluate his life choices and ultimately leads him to both friendship and love. Like his earlier films, SAY ANYTHING and SINGLES, this award-winning Cameron Crowe film features snappy dialogue, comic relief, and the occasional tear-jerking moment. Stellar performances are turned in from Cruise, Zellweger, and Gooding, Jr., as well as supporting cast members Bonnie Hunt, Jay Mohr, Regina King, and Kelly Preston.