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Terms of Endearment

1983 Rated PG 2hr 11m

James L. Brooks directs this Academy Award-winning drama that follows widowed Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), through the years as they support each other through relationships with various men -- and deal with heartbreaking tragedy. This warm, offbeat adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress (MacLaine), Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson).

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Movie Details

1985 BAFTA®
1984 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
  • Top 100 Laughs nominee
1984 Academy Award®
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; audio commentary by director James L. Brooks, co-producer Penney Cox, and designer Polly Platt; theatrical trailer