Det är socialrealism och en hel del moraliserande på sina håll, men det görs bra och blir en angenäm upplevelse i slutändan.
Director Cameron Crowe has written and directed a deft, funny, shamelessly upbeat romantic comedy and to top it all drawn out the finest performance of Tom Cruise's career.
There's more wit in the first 15 minutes of Jerry Maguire than in Top Gun, Cocktail and Days Of Thunder rolled into one (big, unholy blob).
...Cruise is all blinding teeth and sunglasses, and Gooding effortlessly steals every scene they share.
...the film is often a delight, especially when Cruise and Zellweger are together on the screen.