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Hannah Judson

June 7, 2010

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The movie that I consider interesting that I have seen lately is Jerry Maguire, starring Tom Cruise. This paper is going to be about how Jerry Maguire interested me, the moral of the movie, what the producer really was trying to relate to the audience far as an understanding, and the costumes of the cast. Majority, of movies have a goal of teaching or giving the audience some type of understanding or knowledge of something that is new to them from the movie that was produced.

In my personally opinion, when I first looked at the cover and tried to analyze the movie Jerry Maguire, I thought it is going to basically about a man playing football. But, when I looked at the movie I noticed that Tom Cruise’s costume was very flashy at the beginning of the movie and then towards the middle and at the end he started to dress down and appeared to be poorer than he was in the beginning. In the beginning he wore nice suits with his hair slicked down and in the middle and the end he wore jeans, a tee shirt, gym shoes, a khaki colored jacket, and his hair was kind of all over his head.

What the movie meant to me is that Tom Cruise was trying to get his professionally and personally life together throughout the entire movie, by playing a sports agent. Then he realized that he had to make a choice between being honest and/or dishonest throughout his career. By him making the choice of being honest he end up losing his job and all of his cliental, except of one at his job. When he made that choice of being honest, I was thrilled because he chose the right thing to do. Even, though he lost his job in the process of being honest.

The movie was mainly about a sports agent getting his life together and making some mistakes in the process. Tom Cruise started off at a very big company working as one of the top sports agent and making big money with several players under his belt. He was about to get married to a woman that had a very good job and making pretty good money also. Then one day he decided to be honest about having the passion and fewer clients under his wing. By him typing that letter and giving it to everyone in his office he ended up fired and losing all except one of his clients. One of the workers at the company an accountant (Renee Zellweger) followed him out of the door by quitting her job because she loved him and he didn’t know that. When his wife to be (Kelly Preston) found out that he really didn’t have anything left she began to talk about him and put him down so he broke up with her.

He and the accountant started their own business together with this one football player (Cuba Gooding Jr.) who wasn’t making a lot of money from the NFL. Tom Cruise and the accountant end up getting married. He married her for all of the wrong reasons and that was because of her son, he was crazy about her little boy. When she realized that he didn’t love her and only loved her son, she broke up with him and he continued to work with the football player. The football player began to improve in the game and made and incredible come back. When the football player and his team succeeded and he was talking to his wife Tom Cruise realized what he had and lost. So, he went back home and won his wife and son back and the football player ended up making a lot of money from the NFL due to him starting to believe in himself again. But in the end he gained more than what he had lost and that was a business of his own.

The moral and point of the movie is that all of the money in the world really doesn’t give anyone happiness and joy in their life. Tom Cruise had to loss everything he had and had to struggle in order for him to find happiness within his career and personally life. Having money and living like a king or queen doesn’t give a person what they really want and by having nothing and struggling may just be what that person may need in order to be happy. Sometimes, happiness is in the eye of the beholder and not necessarily in the money.

I found this movie very meaningful personally because my domestic partner and I struggle everyday living pay check to pay check. But when it boils down to it we are very content and happy with our lives and how we are living because we have our three sons and all of us are very much in good health. When I looked at the movie and he lost everything and had to live like a poor person and he realized how much happier he was, I was very happy for him too.

The main character had everything going for himself at the beginning of the movie and then all of a sudden by him typing a paper and giving it to all of his co-workers he end up losing everything. The costume for him demonstrated the change in his life far as his clothing was concerned at first he was dressing flashy and then appeared to look poor by what he was wearing. He eventually gained everything he had wanted in life by marring a wonderful woman that loved him regardless of what he had, a son that loved him, a client that stood by him when he had nothing, and his very own business that he and his wife grew together. Some people need to loss everything they have in order to realize what they are missing in life without the luxury of having things at their beckon call.

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