Terms of Endearment Movie Review 1983

Information and Film Reviews for Terms of Endearment the Movie

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A weeper following the changing relationship between a young woman and her mother, over a 30-year period. Beginning as a comedy, turning serious as the years go by, this was Brooks' debut as screenwriter and director. Superb supporting cast headed by Nicholson's slyly charming neighbor/astronaut, with stunning performances by Winger and MacLaine as the two women who often know and love each other too well. Adapted from Larry McMurtry's novel.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 132 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Tearjerkers, Moms, Parenthood, Funerals, Books to Film: Larry McMurtry, Disease of the Week, Top Grossing Films of 1983, Houston, Terminal Illness
James L. Brooks
Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger, John Lithgow, Jeff Daniels, Danny DeVito
Andrzej Bartkowiak
James L. Brooks
Michael Gore
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1983: Actress (MacLaine), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Brooks), Picture, Support. Actor (Nicholson); Directors Guild 1983: Director (Brooks); Golden Globes 1984: Actress--Drama (MacLaine), Film--Drama, Screenplay, Support. Actor (Nicholson); L.A. Film Critics 1983: Actress (MacLaine), Director (Brooks), Film, Screenplay, Support. Actor (Nicholson); Natl. Bd. of Review 1983: Actress (MacLaine), Director (Brooks), Support. Actor (Nicholson); N.Y. Film Critics 1983: Actress (MacLaine), Film, Support. Actor (Nicholson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1983: Actress (Winger), Support. Actor (Nicholson); Writers Guild 1983: Adapt. Screenplay.

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