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Terms of Endearment
- Shirley Maclaine

Overview - This Oscar-winning film is both eccentrically funny and an old-fashioned tearjerker. The story centers around the volatile relationship between a mother and daughter spanning 30 years. The various permutations of their lives are examined, including the daughter's bout with terminal cancer.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This Oscar-winning film is both eccentrically funny and an old-fashioned tearjerker. The story centers around the volatile relationship between a mother and daughter spanning 30 years. The various permutations of their lives are examined, including the daughter's bout with terminal cancer. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT is a deeply observed drama about the intimate relationship between a mother and daughter, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger are at their absolute best, with terrific support from Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, and John Lithgow. Academy Award Nominations: 11, including Best Actress--Debra Winger and Best Supporting Actor--John Lithgow. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress--Shirley MacLaine, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor--Jack Nicholson.

Awards:
1983 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1983 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner
1983 - Academy Awards - Best Director Winner
1983 - Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner
1983 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor Winner

Cast List

James L. Brooks - Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Debra Winger - American actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Danny DeVito - American actor/director, HOFFA (1992)
Danny De Vito - American actor/director, HOFFA (1992)
Jack Nicholson - American actor, producer, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Jeff Daniels - American Actor, SOMETHING WILD (1986)
Larry McMurtry - Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Shirley MacLaine - American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Shirley MacLaine Beaty - American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
John Lithgow - American Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429274069
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Classic
Family Interaction
Death
Romance
Tear Jerker
Illness
Tragedy
Recommended
Melodrama
Parenthood
Bucolic
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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Notes:
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT was James Brooks first big-screen directorial effort. The 1996 film THE EVENING STAR is the sequel to TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.

Reviews:
"...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..." - 11/23/1983 New York Times, p.C18


"...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..." - 11/23/1983 Variety


"MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws." - 04/01/2004 Premiere, p.57

 
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