There are films that move us forever. Terms of Endearment is one of them. It’s an emotional rollercoaster. The mother-daughter story makes us smile one moment and cry the next.
Apart from the tragically beautiful story, the film is primarily characterized by the genius of its actors. Shirley MacLaine plays the mother Aurora, narrow-minded and domineering.
Debra Winger embodies her daughter Emma, who tries to break away from the restrictive Aurora but still finds her way back.
Jeff Daniels stars as Flap Horton, Emma’s husband, and Danny DeVito as Vernon Dahlart.
What actor can play the neurotic, narcissistic, schizophrenic asshole better than Jack Nicholson? In Terms of Endearment, he plays Aurora’s neighbor Garrett Breedlove. He’s a former astronaut and, what’s more, he’s an alcoholic. Because of him, Aurora experiences a change. Because unmistakably, Nicholson shows her the true values of life.
The film was nominated for 11 Oscars, of which it won 5. Reason enough that Terms of Endearment should not be missing from any film collection.
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