Family Wedding

  • Directors: Rick Famuyiwa
  • Producers: Edward Saxon
  • Writers: Wayne Conley, Malcolm Spellman, Rick Famuyiwa
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Lance Gross

The film tells the story of two families, one African American and the other Mexican-American, that are forced to combine when Lucia (Ferrera) and Marcus (Gross) announce their engagement.

Jerry Maguire

  • Directors: Cameron Crowe
  • Producers: James L Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai
  • Writers: Cameron Crowe
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jonathan Lipnicki, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, Kelly Preston, Jay Mohr, Jerry O Connell

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a 35 year old sports agent working for Sports Management International (SMI). After suffering a nervous breakdown as a result of stress and a guilty conscience, he writes a mission statement about perceived dishonesty in the sports management business and how he believes that it should be operated. He goes to a copy shop early the next morning and distributes copies of it, entitled “The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business” to all of his fellow employees. His co-workers are touched by his honesty and greet him with applause the next business day, but the company’s management orders Maguire fired for his actions.

The management sends Bob Sugar (Jay Mohr), Maguire’s protégé, to fire Maguire. Jerry and Bob then proceed to call all of Jerry’s clients to try to convince them to not hire the services of the other. Jerry gets through to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), one of his clients who is disgruntled by his contract that he believes to be far inferior than that of his teammates. Tidwell tests Jerry’s resolve through a very long telephone conversation, which culminates in the famed “Show Me the Money!” telephone yelling match between Rod and Jerry. Meanwhile, Bob Sugar secures most of Jerry’s previous clients as his own. Frank Cushman, a superstar football prospect expected to be drafted #1 in the NFL Draft, also ends up staying on with Jerry after he makes a visit to Cushman’s home. Leaving the office, Jerry announces he will start his own sports management agency and asks if anyone is willing to join him to which only 26-year-old single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger) agrees. Boyd had previously bumped into Maguire in the airport and told him personally how inspiring she found his “memo.”

Rod Tidwell later appears on a sports show for an interview. Unbeknownst to him, Jerry has secured him an $11.2 million contract with the Cardinals that will allow him to finish his pro football career in Arizona. The visibly emotional Tidwell proceeds to thank everyone who helped accomplish this success and extends warm gratitude to Jerry for his help. Jerry, who is also on the set of the show, speaks with several other pro athletes, some of whom have read his earlier mission statement and express their positive opinion of it as well as respect for the work he had done with Tidwell. The film ends with Jerry, Dorothy and Ray walking in the park and stumbling across a Little League baseball game. When the ball lands near them, Ray picks it up and throws it back onto the field; a surprised Jerry then comments on his natural throwing ability, much to Dorothy’s dismay.

Daddy Day Care

  • Directors: Steve Carr
  • Producers: John Davis, Joe Roth, Wyck Godfrey
  • Writers: Geoff Rodkey
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston, Lacey Chabert

Charlie Hinton is a busy working father and his wife Kim Hinton has just gone back to work as a lawyer. They enroll their son in the Chapman Academy, a very strict, military-like day care headed by Mrs. Harridan. Soon after, Charlie is laid off after the health division in his company is shut down. Desperate for money and no job offers on the horizon for six weeks, he opens up a day care center with the help of two friends, Phil and Marvin. As it became more popular, Chapman Academy became less populated, because Charlie’s center, Daddy Day Care, is much cheaper and more laid back. Mrs. Harridan attempts to shut down Daddy Day Care by notifying Child Services that Charlie and Phil are not following the child services codes. Mr. Cubitz, a child services director points out the codes that need to be fixed, which Charlie and Phil quickly correct.

Later, Mr. Cubitz, tells them they have too many kids to hold their day care at the Charlie’s residence. They find a potential new location in an abandoned building, however they must raise the money to buy it. They hold a fund raising festival called “Rock for Daddy Day Care.” When Mrs. Harridan finds out about this, she and her assistant decide to wreck it by unplugging a bouncy castle, trapping the kids inside, putting cockroaches in all of the food, and releasing the animals from the petting zoo, causing them to eat the food. This causes Daddy Day Care to not raise anywhere near enough money to buy their new facility.

Charlie and one of his friends are offered a better job and they decide to take it. Mrs. Harridan offers to take all of Daddy Day Care’s kids. Charlie soon realizes that the job is not what he really wants to do. He goes to Chapman Academy and successfully convinces the children and their parents to come back, and Daddy Day Care becomes a raging success. This causes Chapman Academy to shut down and Mrs. Harridan to take a job as a crossing guard and her former assistant to take a job at Daddy Day Care at their new facility.

Enemy of the State

  • Directors: Tony Scott
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Writers: David Marconi
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Actors: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Jack Black

As the movie opens, the legislature is close to passing legislation to expand surveillance powers of law enforcement agencies. Republican Congressman Phil Hammersly (Jason Robards, uncredited) is trying to stop the bill because he believes it is an invasion of privacy, while Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) is trying to push the bill through to confront growing terrorist threats against the U.S.–and advance his own career. Hammersly, on making it clear he won’t reconsider, is then killed with a syringe to the neck near a lake by David Pratt (Barry Pepper), one of two rogue NSA agents loyal to Reynolds, who plant a bottle of heart medication near the body to make the death seem like a heart attack. However, a video camera set up by wildlife researcher Daniel Zavitz (Jason Lee) to monitor geese migration caught the entire incident.

When Zavitz views Hammersley’s murder, he realizes that the news reports of a sudden heart attack are false and sends word to a friend of his, an anti-war activist. Zavitz is unaware that another of Reynolds’ agents saw him retrieve the tape from the video camera, alerting them that Zavitz could have possibly videotaped the murder. He copies the tape onto a computer cartridge, and when NSA agents arrive, he hides the tape in a TurboExpress and escapes. Tracked by satellite and pursued by NSA agents, Zavitz bumps into an old friend from Georgetown University, labor lawyer Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) who is in a ladies undergarment store shopping for a gift for his wife.

Dean and Brill are among the few survivors. Reynolds, Pratt, nearly all of the rogue agents involved in the conspiracy, and most of the mobsters – including Pintero – are killed. The FBI sweeps in and the plot behind the legislation is soon exposed. The only two surviving conspirators, NSA technicians Fiedler (Jack Black) and Jamie (Jamie Kennedy) are taken into custody by the FBI, and the NSA’s involvement is covered up by the FBI, by implicating the late Pintero as the one who killed Rachel Banks. Sam Albert informs the media in an interview that the bill did not pass the legislature, and Dean is cleared of all charges and returns home with his wife, while Brill, who escapes to exile in a tropical location, sends a friendly message to Dean via his television set.