Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.Written by
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Burt Reynolds was approached to play mental patient Randall Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Burt Reynolds turned the role, and the role went to Jack Nicholson, who wound up winning the Oscar for it. Years later, Reynolds was approached to play Garrett Breedlove, who is the swinging astronaut and boyfriend to Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment. Reynolds turned it down, and the role went to Jack Nicholson who wound up winning the Oscar for it. See more »
After Patsy applies make-up to Emma in the hospital, Emma hugs and kisses her before she leaves to get the boys and there is a noticeable lipstick mark on Patsy's right cheek. In the next shot it is gone. See more »
Life is a gap between what we expect to happen and what really occurs.
Aurora doesn't accept the gap and she closes herself in her "daughter & home" micro-world.
Life turns up to be more cruel to her than the average, but she proves to be ready and faces all obstacles that come with outstanding integrity and brave.
So, accept the gap but bé ready.
Memmorable Shirley MacLaine in a universal classic movie.
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