The Canon 4 | 11/24/14
Jerry Maguire
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This week Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson discuss Cameron Crowe’s romantic comedy-drama sports film Jerry Maguire. Is this the Tom Cruiseist movie? Did Cuba Gooding Jr. deserve an Oscar? Is something wrong with Jonathan Lipnicki’s character? Is this a sweet movie or a really dark movie? Tune in for the battle -- and head to the forums on Wolfpop to cast the deciding vote! Plus, we’ll find out if you chose Romeo + Juliet to be in the canon.


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jimc
jimc
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Great episode

I'm conflicted about Cameron Crowe. I agree with Devin that he is too saccharine. In faqct, I make myself very unp;opular by admittin g that I never liked ALMOST FAMOUSa for that very reason.

That movie was so idealised and rose-coloured that I just never bought into it. And I never thought Kate Hudson was anything special in it or any movie since.

schumanndavid
schumanndavid
4 posts

While I bailed on the Goodfellas episode five minutes in, I decided to give this podcast another listen and found the Romeo and Juliet ep to be pretty interesting. But after listening to the Jerry Maguire ep for 30 min I'm officially out. While I love Jerry Maguire and definitely think it deserves to be in the canon, I can also be ok with those who don't share my opinion. But I am not ok with Devin's embarrassing critique of the movie. What you said about Jonathan Lipnicki is offensive and has absolutely nothing to do with the movie itself. He's a movie kid. Cute, funny, witty. That's all. If you didn't like him, that's fine, but to use words like "mentally challenged" when describing a movie kid is just terrible critiquing. I think the LA Film Critics Association should revoke your membership after this episode. You had to stop the movie half-way through to play video games? Seriously, what is wrong with you? Aside from my feelings about the movie, which are the complete opposite of y

schumanndavid
schumanndavid
4 posts

Aside from my feelings about the movie, which are the complete opposite of yours, you just sound like a dumbass teenager instead of an actual, respectable movie critic.

himartinson
himartinson
189 posts

Jerry Maguire is a film that was around a lot when I was a kid. Also, I was a weird kid. Possibly weirder than Jonathan Lipnicki is in this movie. As much as I love Amy's interpretation, and as much as this movie is important, I don't think it's canon.

Definitely agreed with Amy on Romeo + Juliet. I know I'm a little late, but take that for what it's worth.