3º – Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe, 1996)A sports agent decides to risk everything and embark on a new venture in his career, placing all his chips on a single athlete. ‘Jerry Maguire’ raises the concept of intrinsic perseverance to the human being in his plot, using the theme to give dynamism to what is exposed to each scene. Despite the occasional exaggerations and traditional clichés of the motivational sub-genre, this film is still a great option, especially for Tom Cruise’s safe performance in front of the protagonist.
2º – Something’s Gotta Give (Nancy Meyers, 2003)A middle-aged man, used to having cases with women much younger than himself, ends up spending a weekend at the beach house of one of these cases. Instead, the man will have to deal with the girl’s mother, a woman of his age, developing a series of setbacks between the two. Light and very pleasant, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ succeeds with the spectator because of his unpretentiousness.
1º – Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson, 2000)After his personal life has become cruel, with confusion in his relationship and his profession, a teacher decides to help an unsuitable student who has committed a small crime. Now, the two, together with another writer known to the teacher, will get involved in the most diverse problems, always against the backdrop of this teacher’s creative blockade in the development of his new novel. ‘Wonder Boys’ is an intelligent comedy. His dynamic plot, which distinguishes each meander from its central characters, ends up sounding irresistible to the viewer’s eyes. However, the great positive point of the film is, without a doubt, the fabulous performance of Michael Douglas in charge of the central character.