Jerry Maguire

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Jerry Maguire is a movie about a difficult time in a passionate sport agent’s life. Jerry Maguire, desires to be the best at what he does and later to find love. He ultimately achieves his goal through the help of Rod Tidwell and Dorothy Boyd. While the theme of the movie focuses on the trials and tribulations that a sport agent goes through there is also an underlying powerful relationship that adds to the movie’s actuality. Jerry Maguire integrates failure and success with his job and relationships with lovers and friends. The movie incorporates a rocky relationship, that will later lead to success, between Maguire and Tidwell through the use of mise-en-scene in the office following Maguire’s termination and the cinematography and editing …show more content…
The scenes cut from Tidwell getting sacked, to Tidwell’s family gathered around the TV, and a very nervous Jerry in the press box. The sacks drive the cuts. For a majority of this scene it is about Tidwell getting sacked and making plays. As the scene progresses, everyone’s success and goals are on the line. Everyone’s success lies with Rod Tidwell. If Tidwell isn’t okay he doesn’t get his deal, if Tidwell doesn’t do well Jerry loses his only client, if Tidwell doesn’t do well Jerry (in theory) will not get things right with Dorothy. When Tidwell scores the touchdown, and gets hurt, Jerry rushes to the field and you can see that he genuinely cares about Tidwell. After the game, you see the breakthrough of Rod and Jerry’s relationship. Not as a client and agent but as friends. Shortly after Jerry sees how Rod is able to share his success with his family and how proud they are. Suddenly it hits Jerry right in the face where he needs to be and who he wants to be with. The scene cuts back to Dorothy’s sister’s house with the divorced women group. Jerry got his relationship with Tidwell right and heads to make his relationship right with Dorothy. As the scene goes on, the lighting is soft and warm. There is no music playing. The camera goes through a series of shot reverse shots between Jerry, Dorothy, and ladies of the divorce group. Everyone in the group gets to see their interaction and hear Jerry’s famous line of, “you complete me.” At this moment all of Jerry’s relationships are good to go and he has accomplished his goals. The second to last scene shows Rod on ESPN finally getting offered his big deal. The mise-en-scene continues trick the viewer. Rod is wearing a black suit, Dorothy is in dark colors, and

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