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Terms of Endearment (1983)

Shirley MacLaine , Debra Winger , James L. Brooks  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels
  • Directors: James L. Brooks
  • Writers: James L. Brooks, Larry McMurtry
  • Producers: James L. Brooks, Martin Jurow, Penney Finkelman Cox
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000055ZF6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,184 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Terms of Endearment" on IMDb

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AURORA AND EMMA ARE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WHO MARCH TO DIFFERENTDRUMMERS. BEGINNING WITH EMMA'S MARRIAGE, AURORA SHOWS HOWDIFFICULT AND LOVING SHE CAN BE. THE MOVIE COVERS SEVERAL YEARS OF THEIR LIVES AS EACH FINDS DIFFERENT REASONS TO GO ON LIVINGAND FIND JOY.

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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come to Terms! April 27, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Another film that made me cry! If you've read my reviews on KRAMER VS. KRAMER and RAIN MAN, then you know my story. But, yes, it's happened again! Another Best Picture Oscar-winner has allowed me to shed my tears freely and openly.
Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show), TERMS OF ENDEARMENT is a "family" film that deals with a 30-year relationship between a flighty mother and her headstrong daughter, played to perfection by Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway, and Debra Winger as her daughter Emma Horton. The film begins by establishing the relatonship between the neurotic Aurora with her young daughter.
It makes you laugh and it makes you cry! Either way, the film deserves its kudos. Created by future SIMPSONS producer James L. Brooks, we see the emotional turmoil that both Aurora and Emma face in their love lives.
The cast consists of: Jack Nicholson, as Aurora's zany cosmonaut boyfriend Garrett Breedlove (a role originally intended for Burt Reynolds [YIKES!]), Jeff Daniels as Emma's philandering husband Flap Horton, John Lithgow as Emma's lover Sam Burns, and Danny DeVito, in a delightful cameo, as Vernon Dahlart.
After a while, though, the film does tend to drift a bit. You have to be patient considering that the final climax, in which Emma loses her fight with cancer, is the blow that sent me (and possibly millions of other viewers) into tears. Watch Aurora's face; watch Emma's, and you'll know exactly what they're saying without them even saying a word. Simply devastating!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless March 12, 2007
Format:DVD
Exactly how in the world did I never see this movie before? Reputation has made this out to be "the ultimate chick flick" upon which every other tear-jerker is judged. But it's definitely more of a character study than a weepy mushy movie. In fact, it's anything but mushy. Where it could of been over-sentimental, it was poignant. Where it could of been boring, it was insightful. And where it could of been corny, it was tongue-in-cheek. I don't think I need to say anything about the acting in it, if you've seen Terms of Endearment you know that Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson bring their characters to a life rarely seen in movies. I just can't get over how great this movie was. The story is so good, it's so funny and at times among some of the saddest moments I've ever seen portrayed in the movies. I don't want to go any further for fear that I might spoil it for those who haven't seen this incredible story about life and love and laughter among family. This is an AMAZING and moving film!
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PREPARE TO CRY December 20, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
James Brooks, who of late gave us AS GOOD AS IT GETS, has an uncanny way of sketching characters that are believable, and completely winning, despite their many foibles. TERMS is filled with such people, and is so deft at winning your affections that it is virtually impossible not to feel that lump in your throat -- if not tears rolling down your cheek -- as it makes its way to its manipulative but moving nonetheless finale. Each performer works to his/her potential, and the supposed fireworks between Debra Winger (who inhabits her role so intensely she IS Emma) and Shirley MacLaine -- who won an Oscar -- works perfectly on screen. Jeff Daniels pulls off a neat trick, and manages to be both reprehensible as Emma's multi-flawed husband, but also engenders your sympathy vote as the movie wears on. Jack Nicholson (also Oscar winner) and MacLaine combatively explore one of the funniest romances ever; the screenplay's distinctive sense of humor adds much charm and much needed comic relief from the increasingly depressing proceedings. Michael Gore's already-classic theme music can still inspire tears and resound with humanity. This movie feels absolutely commercial, and twists your heart in way that few movies do -- we are talking majorly sad sad sad -- AS BAD AS IT GETS, so to speak. Yet, in the final moments, Brooks does give the movie a sweet and surprising lift, and nearly promises hope to these characters, most of whom we have grown to love.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TERMS OF ENDEARMENT & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. December 4, 2013
By sasha
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This review is from the Blu Ray dvd released on 12/2/13. Be sure you change the audio to your system. If you leave it on mono the sound is too soft. This has 3 audio selections. The picture and sound are clear. Aurora has a favorite chair with a crocheted afghan on back. You can see each flower & each color in that afghan. The quality of the picture is exceptional.

Most of you know the story but for those of you who do not I will be brief. Aurora Greenway's husband has died and she and her daughter Emma struggle with their relationship. Emma believe that her mom does not care about her and Aurora believes Emma deliberately antagonizes her. Emma quickly grows up and marries Hap (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. Hap is an English teacher and for awhile they are blissfully happy. Hap and Emma have three children. Jack Nicholson, a womanizing, wise-cracking former astronaut moves next door to Aurora. His relationship with Aurora is a joy to watch. Aurora finds him childish; he is intrigued by her.

Then the unexpected happens and choices have to be made. Aurora will have to make a very difficult choice regarding her grandchildren; Hap will have to decide if he wants to remain their father; Jack Nicholson is more supportive than Aurora imagined.

Basically Terms of Endearment is about a mother's unconditional love for her daughter. It may not seem so at times and Emma doubts her mother loves her but eventually she will know how much Aurora loves her.

I don't want to spoil this for you but it is a wonderful story. A story you will want to watch again and again. The Blu Ray dvd is fantastic and it gives this movie that won five academy awards the stage that it needs.

The sequel to the movie is "The Evening Star."
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Published 11 days ago by terry brinker
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming....
One of my favorite movies!
Published 13 days ago by Jeani Laskowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent movie...filled with laughter, tears and emotion.
Published 20 days ago by Nancy Francke
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
Love it still today as much as I did almost 30 years ago. Phenomenal! Cried as much as I did all of those years ago as well!
Published 1 month ago by Lori Schultz
5.0 out of 5 stars This is really a great movie...
I have to let you in on a secret. This is probably what is known as a "chick" flick, but I loved it and I am a guy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rocky
5.0 out of 5 stars gift for wife
One of my wife's favorites, and I scored many points with her. Arrived timely, and in great shape, well pleased with the movie.
Published 2 months ago by William J. Satack
4.0 out of 5 stars Terms of Endearment
Touching movie with fantastic acting. It is a movie that will make you laugh and cry in the same scene.
Published 2 months ago by Meghan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie
This is an all-time great movie! I just couldn't stand not having it in my collection for one of those rainy days when you need a good cry. :)
Published 2 months ago by Stephanie Snyder
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh wow... not what I was expecting.
I know, I know, it took me YEARS to finally sit down and watch this movie. I just finished it and I'm fairly certain I wore a grimace or a puzzled look through the entire thing. Read more
Published 3 months ago by miss sunshine
5.0 out of 5 stars re: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Truthfully, you will need a box of tissue to watch this one. It will make you cry and it will make you LAUGH OUT LOUD in other parts. No Matter WHAT you will love this movie.
Published 3 months ago by Priscilla McLoud
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