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PG| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. When the marriage grows sour due to Flap's cheating, Emma eventually splits from him, returning to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children.

Cast: Shirley MacLaine , Debra Winger , Jack Nicholson , Jeff Daniels , Danny DeVito , John Lithgow , Betty King , Lisa Hart Carroll

Director: James L. Brooks

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Release Date: November 23rd, 1983|2 hr. 12 min.

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  • December 11, 2008 LUIS TILLAN
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    I SAW THIS MOVIE AND I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO THE OSCARS THAT YEAR. THE PLAYBOY ASTRONAUT IN THE EARLY DAYS AS AURORA SAW HIM AND FINALLY GOT IN HIS PANTS AS THE YEARS WENT BY,WAS A BLAST.SAW HIM WITH ALL THE CHICKS,AND AT THE END HE WAS THEIR FOR HER IN TIME OF CRISIS.FUNNY AND EMOTIONAL WITH MEANING IN LIFE TRAUMA MOMENTS AND ISSUES. IT ROCKS,TAKE SOME KLEENEX"YOU WILL NEED IT. BIG LOU MIAMI FL

  • July 28, 2008 Sweetrose
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    I thought this movie was heartwarming and moving;Aurora(MacLaine),has some strain in the relationship with her daughter Emma(Winger).Emma is married to Flap(Daniels), and they have two sons together.It is sweet to see how a family deals with crisis.Emma gets ill and doctors try to help her.During her daughter's illness,Aurora meets Garrett(Nicholson),who seems amorous and really honest.This fellow tries to be a shoulder for Aurora,when trouble arises.I thought the movie was wonderful, and loved the performances by Nicholson,Daniels and Winger. Bravo!

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