Thank you to THIS IS US for ruining JERRY MAGUIRE. The premise this week is that Kevin is Jerry Maguire and Madison is Dorothy. This movie is one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. It seamlessly blends football and romance to award-winning success. The questions for the characters in THIS IS US – does Jerry love the girl? Is he just in love with the kid? Or is he in love with doing the right thing?
My wife is a die-hard romantic comedy fan, and she dislikes JERRY MAGUIRE. She has debated why JERRY is not a good movie with me in the past. As Kevin and the other characters discuss, I felt like I was having another conversation with my wife. The cynic thinks that Jerry will break up with Dorothy since he loves the kid more than the girl. The hopeless romantics believe they will figure it out over time. Miguel states this much better in this week’s MVP speech; “There are some love stories that are written in the stars and there are other love stories that are written together. Two people that the universe had no plans for writing their story in the stars together. And that’s pretty fantastic too.”
For me, I agree with Miguel. Jerry and Dorothy will make it post-credits. I believe Madison and Kevin, who are writing their stories based on an accidental pregnancy, will have an ever-lasting love as well.
THIS IS US is available on NBC / Peacock TV.