Jerry Maguire, a 139-minute movie about Tom Cruise slowly losing his mind, turns 20 years old this month. To commemorate the milestone, the VHS diehards at Everything is Terrible are turning a Los Angeles art gallery into a Jerry Maguire-themed video store. That’s right: a video store stocked only with VHS tapes of the seminal 17-hour movie about absolutely nothing, Jerry Maguire.
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As Consequence of Sound points out, Everything is Terrible is the proud owner of the world’s largest collection of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes. They currently have 12,756 copies — and are still collecting. Eventually, the group wants to “collect every single living Jerry Maguire VHS tape and deliver them to their final resting place, a pyramid in the desert.”
But first, the tapes will live at LA’s iam8bit Gallery from January 13th to the 29th. The pop-up exhibit will try to replicate a video store in 1996, the year Tom Cruise was born. (Just kidding — it’s the year Jerry Maguire came out.)