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Terms of Endearment

PG In Theaters 11/23/1983 , 132min.
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90%
Viewer score based on 12 ratings
79%
Critic score based on 10 reviews

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December 11, 2008
Miamitillan
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
Honeydove64
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

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Variety
Teaming of Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson at their best makes Terms of Endearment an enormously enjoyable offering for Christmas, adding bite and sparkle when sentiment and seamlessness threatens to sink other parts of the picture. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
The dual-track plot, with constant cutting between mother and daughter, seems less an attempt to establish meaningful parallels between the two stories than the nervous twitches of a compulsive channel changer. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
There's not enough substance to support the sentiment of this longish comedy-drama. Full Review
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
Terms of Endearment is a funny, touching, beautifully acted film that covers more territory than it can easily manage. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
It rates a resounding yes because it doesn't insult our emotional intelligence. [23 Nov 1983] Full Review

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