Terms of Endearment (1983)
July 12, 2022 8:54 PM - Subscribe

Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. When the marriage sours, Emma returns to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.

Rated 78% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Showtime and available for digital rental on multiple outlets.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
(a bit of a swerve in your viewing, DirtyOldTown??? Shirley MacLaine's character isn't even Satan!)
posted by praemunire at 7:35 AM on July 14, 2022 [2 favorites]

Oh, I've got a big ol' soft spot for melodrama.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:04 PM on July 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

This is the definitive cathartic movie for me; I sob every time. So many great performances.
posted by mefireader at 8:14 PM on July 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

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