Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Five times Oscar-winning comedy-drama (including Best Film and Best Director) tracing the relationship between a mother (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter (Debra Winger) over 30 years. From director James L. Brooks, co-starring Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito.

Best Film, Actress (MacLaine), Supporting Actor (Nicholson), Director and Screenplay at the 1984 Academy Awards; Best Film (Drama), Actress (Drama, MacLaine), Supporting Actor (Nicholson), Screenplay at the Golden Globes 1984
1983Rating: M132 minsUSA
ComedyDramaClassic

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Terms of Endearment / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

Its soppy story is freed from cheap tear-jerking by Brooks' confident direction, Larry McMurtry's poignant script and a flawless ensemble.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A funny, touching, beautifully acted film that covers more territory than it can easily manage.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The most remarkable achievement of Terms of Endearment, which is filled with great achievements, is its ability to find the balance between the funny and the sad, between moments of deep truth and other moments of high ridiculousness.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

No-wonder Jack was so keen to land this role. It was simply perfect for him.

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