Terms of Endearment
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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- James L. Brooks
- 1985 BAFTA®
- Best Actress nominee: Shirley MacLaine
- 1984 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Top 100 Movies nominee
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
- 1984 Academy Award®
- Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
- Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson
- Best Director: James L. Brooks
- Best Picture
- Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Actress nominee: Debra Winger
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: John Lithgow
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther 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
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie delivers quite an emotional wallop. Also, there's quite a lot of sexual activity in this movie, although nothing is shown. Characters talk about sex often; one frank exchange concerns the noises people make during love-making. The movie also features a strong, if contentious, mother-daughter relationship.
- Sexual Content
- There's quite a lot of sexual activity in this movie, although nothing is shown. Characters talk about sex often; one frank exchange concerns the noises people make during love-making.
- Not applicable
- Infrequent mild profanity and two uses of an extreme expletive.
- Social Behavior
- Stuck in a drifting relationship, both husband and wife have affairs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Two twenty-something girls smoke pot. Jack Nicholson's character drinks heavily.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it