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Terms of Endearment

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Original title
Terms of Endearment
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
James L. Brooks (Novel: Larry McMurtry)
Music
Michael Gore
Cinematography
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Family Relationships. Melodrama. Comedy-Drama. Disease
Movie Groups
Larry McMurtry Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Larry McMurtry's novel becomes a somewhat lumpy film as directed by James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets). Nevertheless, it is entirely winning, with Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger playing a combative mother and daughter who see each other through various ups and downs in love and loss, and most especially through a terminal illness endured by Winger's character. Jack Nicholson deservedly won an Oscar for his supporting role as a free-spirited astronaut who backs away from a romance with MacLaine and then returns in the clutch. As he always does, Brooks keeps things from getting too soapy with his intense concentration on the soulful evolution of his characters.
Awards
1983: 5 Academy Awards: Movie, Director, Actress (MacLaine), Supporting Actor (Nicholson), Adapted Screenplay
1983: 4 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Drama. 6 nominations
1983: National Board of Review: Best Film (ex-aequo)
1983: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supp. Actor (Nicholson)
1983: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1983: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
1983: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Comedy Screenplay
1984: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
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