Monday, April 29, 2013

You had me at hello!


Jerry Maguire is a successful sports agent who after some tiff with the agency, moves out with just one client and Dorothy, a fellow worker who loves him and believes in him. Dorothy and Jerry get married but their marriage is not so happy due to work pressures that keep Jerry busy and stressed. They decide to break up. However, after a successful completion of a project, Jerry decides to woo back Dorothy. 

He comes home to find the house of ladies and is looking for Dorothy in that crowd. Spotting her, he says a hesitant ‘hello’ and then goes on to tell her how much she means to him in his life. And then suddenly Dorothy stops him from saying any further.

The closing part of the conversation goes like:

Jerry Maguire: I love you. You... you complete me. And I just... 

Dorothy: Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at "hello".

There is something really romantic about this line. That Dorothy understands what Jerry is trying to say. That she doesn't need to know in many words what Jerry feels for her. That he need not say more. That she knows he loves her when he uttered that 'hello'.


Here is the lovely scene:





‘You had me at hello’ was one of the most popular dialogues from this movie and also found a place in the top 100 movie quotes in American cinema, listed by American Film Institute.

23 comments:

  1. Now that IS a nice movie

    PhenoMenon

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    1. Me too. Should check it out soon.

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  3. I love the movie and have watched it several times. This part gets me every time!

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  4. Yes, I know what you say...I connected to that moment in the movie myself! Lovely :)

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  5. I agree, this was one of the highlights of the film. One of Tom Cruise's best works.

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  6. that had me grinning not ear to ear but eye to eye... brimming.. I am a sucker who cries at a drop of a hat only in movies... not in real life ! :P

    I had seen the movie but didn't notice this moment till you pointed it out :) and it looks such wonderful scene full of emotions :D

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  7. wow ! thats one awesome dialogue
    never watched it though :)

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  8. c'mon yaar.. subah subah rulaaoge kya :') I loved this dialogue, and thank You for this post. :)

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  9. Lovely scene. Haven't seen this one.

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  10. Wow! That's so sweet and romantic! Would definitely check out this movie sometime!

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  11. I love this movie and yup this scene is a clincher. Loved it. Every time!


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    BlogwatiG

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  12. Love that film! Not watched it for ages because it sticks so well in the memory. When I read your title the scene immediately replayed in my mind!
    Drat. You've just proved that I'm still a romantic at heart and watch too many romcoms.

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  13. Loved the movie, love the scene - thanks for bringing it back to me.

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  14. That line has been my fav ever since I set my eyes on Tom in that movie.

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  15. I loved that scene. And yes, there is something special about knowing what a person is going to say, and not needing to hear them say it.

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  16. I agree, that one line says it all. Who says you have to talk too much to express love?

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  17. That's EXACTLY the thought that went through my head when I met my husband. I saw him, he said 'Hi' and I was transfixed. It took a lot more though to decide to marry him :) Love the movie, this scene.

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  19. Don't really care for romantic movies. I did watch this one with girlfriends. :)

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  20. Oh, I love this movie and this line :)

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  21. Awesome movie and with Tom Cruise it is just perfect!

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