Terms Of Endearment (1983)

 Rated R for a bit of (soft) bad language, none of the Effy variety.


Our 52nd Next 100 Project podcast marks the end of Oscar Month. This movie is expert at making people’s eyes rain. Death by cancer’ll do that. Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and ol’ Saint Nick won acclaim, but the relationship between the leading ladies is the real story here. Pretty nice film debut for writer/director Jim Brooks too, huh? Enjoy some Sparkplug Coffee as you rocket through our chat about the Terms.


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1983 U.S. Box Office

1983 in film

1983 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture and Brooks (for Director & Adapted Screenplay) and MacLaine and Jaaaaack

Links to: Kramer vs. Kramer and Ordinary People and The Evening Star

YouTube links: An auspicious beginning and lots of drinks and “you do bring out the devil in me” and “Give my daughter the SHOT!” and Emma says goodbye to the boys and Flap & Aurora come to terms

March 6th on the Next 100 Project: Nosferatu