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Terms of Endearment

Release Date: November 23rd, 1983

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.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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  • This is a wonderful film. There isn't a thing that I would change. show more

  • It rates a resounding yes because it doesn't insult our emotional intelligence. [23 Nov 1983]

  • Terms of Endearment is the rare commercial picture that sets audiences to laughing hysterically and crying unashamedly, sometimes within consecutive seconds, and then shoos them out of the theatre in contented emotional exhaustion. [23 Nov 1983]

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