Jerry Maguire is classified as a sports movie, even though the actual sports only appears a few times, particularly by the end. I’d personally classify it as a comedy and a really great one at that.
Unsurprisingly, the main character is Jerry Maguire (played by Tom Cruise), a sports agent who gets fired and decides to set up his own business, which leads to comedy, romance, drama, all that good stuff we like to see in movies.
While I don’t think this movie really had a chance of winning Best Picture (unless I’m mistaken and The English Patient is a humorous farce about an American doctor trying to understand his stereotypical British patient) but it’s still a very funny movie with lots of heart. There’s plenty of laughs to be had as well as some heartfelt moments that leaves you grinning plenty of times throughout the run time.
There’s really not much for me to say about this one except that it’s a feel good movie that’s the perfect film to sit down with a snack and just enjoy! Oh, and the kid should’ve won Best Supporting Actor. Just sayin’.