You complete me...
Show me the MONEY!
Quick...name that movie!
Back in high school, Jerry Maguire was my go-to romantic movie. I remember many a nights on the couch, thinking about what it might be like to have a guy like that one day. My friend E and I watched it over and over, quoting lines in conversation, and dreaming of finding that guy who would look at us and say, "You complete me".
Then Tom Cruise jumped on a couch and ruined it all. I just couldn't get the same enjoyment out of the movie after I realized the star was a quack.
In retrospect, it's a little hard to figure out why I thought this movie was so romantic anyway...other than the quotable lines, I mean. Dorothy (Renee Zellweger...LOVE her!) loves Jerry Maguire for some reason we really don't see...she hardly knows him. He willingly accepts her help and company with his new business venture, but doesn't really seem to reciprocate her feelings. He marries her to stop her from leaving, but it still doesn't feel like he's totally in the relationship. In fact, watching it a few years after high school, Jerry Maguire seemed like a bit of jerk... I must have missed that the first time around. It's not until he thinks he is losing Dorothy (and that CUTE kid) that he pulls out all the stops and finally seems to actually want a relationship. That's where those cute cheesey lines come in.
Here it is fourteen or so years after that movie came out, and thank goodness I can honestly say that I found a guy much better than that arrogant Jerry Maguire! He may not be the most romantic soul on earth...we don't recite poetry or make dramatic confessions of our undying love. But really, who needs that anyway??
(Although I do believe there may be a long-lost love note from our college years containing the phrase "You complete me"...and no, it wasn't from me! I'm sure Jeremy would deny it now. He's way too cool for all that cheesey stuff.) ; )