Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Shirley MacLaine
Debra Winger
Jack Nicholson
John Lithgow.
Directors
James L Brooks.
Screenwriters
Larry McMurtry
James L Brooks.
Running Time
132 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Erebus: Into The Unknown
3 Star Empire Rating
Walesa: Man of Hope
4 Star Empire Rating
Warn that Man
3 Star Empire Rating
West 11
2 Star Empire Rating
We Joined The Navy
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Les Miserables
5 Star Empire Rating
Duke of Burgundy, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Whiplash
5 Star Empire Rating
EMPIRE ESSAY: When Harry Met Sally
5 Star Empire Rating
Leviathan
5 Star Empire Rating

Term's Of Endearment
Witty three-hankie women's weepie that struck a chord with the guys too


submit to reddit


Plot
Mother and daughter Aurora and Emma have a volite relationship, but over the course of thirty years they find a reason to keep on living.


Review
How many scripts make you cry?' said Jack as he jumped at the chance to provide the mischievous laughs as a gone-to-seed retired astronaut in TV livewire James L. Brooks's clever and witty cry-a-long which has as many guys pretending not to cry, as women unashamedly sobbing.

Without hijacking or unbalancing the movie, Jack's flirty double-act with next-door neighbour Shirley MacLaine refreshingly relieved the main plot's angst, which hinged on Debra Winger as our Shirl's sick daughter.

Was Jack as the self-mocking, cheerfully aging playboy just playing himself? If so, it was the most effortlessly won Best Supporting Actor Oscar in Hollywood history


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


Reviewed by


Related Reviews

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Term's Of Endearment
Empire Star Rating

Bulbbery school girl mush, that happens to be really good

Now I'm not a avid fan of family dramas but I'm glad I saw this. Before I saw this I gussed it was simply about a family at loggerheads before coming some amicable resolution. Which is what it is. But its how the film takes you through the motions that makes the film a cut above the rest. One moment its tragic drama the next its sharp comedy. Jack Nicholson does steal most of scenes he's in but then you would have expected that. When he's not on screen there is plenty to draw you back.... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by brokenking at 13:58, 05 May 2009 | Report This Post



CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)