Terms of Endearment
The film covers 30 years of the relationship between hard-to-please Aurora Greenway (MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Winger) as Aurora is looking for love while Emma has her own marriage problems.
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 16, 2008 The tragi-comedy never made me reach for my hankie, never tickled my funny bone and it never found a way into my heart.Read in Source
January 10, 2014 Its soppy story is freed from cheap tear-jerking by Brooks' confident direction, Larry McMurtry's poignant script and a flawless ensemble.Read in Source
Common Sense Media
January 02, 2011 Glossy, funny, and packs a real emotional wallop.
January 18, 2013 Terms of Endearment is about three relationships and students of screenwriting would do well to study the way in which these three stories are told completely and effortlessly in a movie of average length.Read in Source
June 24, 2006 Then The Illness strikes, and the film changes gear completely, pulling out all the stops and almost incidentally delivering one of the best-acted, most moving death-bed scenes in recent memory.Read in Source
December 17, 2006 [Writer-director James L. Brooks] has television in his soul: his people are incredibly tiny (most are defined by a single stroke of obsessive behavior), and he chokes out his narrative in ten-minute chunks, separated by aching lacunae.Read in Source
Christian Science Monitor
February 22, 2013 There's not enough substance to support the sentiment of this longish comedy-drama.Read in Source
February 20, 2009 Its quirky rhythms and veering emotional tones are very much its own, and they owe less to movie tradition than they do to a sense of how the law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective.Read in Source
New York Daily News
February 22, 2015 It takes all of perhaps five minutes to fall in love with the leading characters in Terms of Endearment and from that point on, the audience is just putty in the extremely capable hands of writer-director James L. Brooks.Read in Source
February 20, 2008 Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully, even down to Danny De Vito and Norman Bennett as MacLaine's other suffering suitors.Read in Source
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