DVD Terms of Endearment [DVD] [] [Region 1] [883929400133] (DVD 16972833),
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Terms of Endearment [DVD] [] [Region 1] [883929400133]

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  • This Oscar-winning film is both eccentrically funny and an old-fashioned tearjerker. The story centers around the volatile relationship between a mother and daughter spanning 30 years. The various permutations of their lives are examined, including the daughter's bout with terminal cancer. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT is a deeply observed drama about the intimate relationship between a mother and daughter, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger are at their absolute best, with terrific support from Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, and John Lithgow. Academy Award Nominations: 11, including Best Actress--Debra Winger and Best Supporting Actor--John Lithgow. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress--Shirley MacLaine, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor--Jack Nicholson.

    Academy Awards Best Picture 1983
    Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay 1983 James L. Brooks Director/Producer/Screenwriter
    Academy Awards Best Director 1983 James L. Brooks Director/Producer/Screenwriter
    Academy Awards Best Actress 1983 Shirley MacLaine American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1983 Jack Nicholson American actor, producer, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

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  • Credits
    Shirley MacLaine, Shirley MacLaine Beaty, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, John Lithgow, Danny DeVito, Danny De Vito, Jeff Daniels
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..."
    New York Times

    "MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws."
    Premiere

    "...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..."
    Variety

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