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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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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

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


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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


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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

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