Terms Of Endearment (1983) - Details
Prim and proper New Englander, "Aurora Greenway," (Shirley MacLaine) and her freespirited daughter "Emma" (Debra Winger) share a unique bond that, despite their many disagreements-especially where Emma's hormonally challenged husband "Flap" (Jeff Danials) is concerned-remains literally solid as a rock. Then, when Emma is struck with cancer, these three main characters are called upon to make peace with one another-wheither they like it or not. MacLaine, writer/director James L. Brooks and Jack Nicholson, as Aurora's invaluable love interest all won well deserved Oscar's, as did the film itself, for Best Picture of 1983.
Comedy / Drama