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SYNOPSIS:
In this sort-of-sequel to Terms of Endearment, Aurora goes through a traumatic but amusing series of domestic, friendship and love crises, as she reaches the evening of her life.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
Shirley MacLaine is terrific, so is Miranda Richardson, but mawkish sentiment ruins the ever-present potential for poignancy that MacLaine and co could so easily have delivered given a better script. Amusing enough if you have time to kill."

Review by Louise Keller:
While inevitably, sequels are often unfairly compared to the original, this film belongs to Shirley MacLaine, who delivers an insightful, multi-layered performance with delectable nuances that will mostly be appreciated by a mature audience. MacLaine’s years of professional experience and the sensitivity and understanding that her advancing years bring to her are well put to use. Miranda Richardson, always a beautiful performer, brings zest and oomph to her character of Patsy. There are flaws in the film - namely occasional excessive sentimentality and a couple of errors of judgment in the too-long script. While this reviewer was eagerly awaiting the screen appearance of Jack Nicholson, his was a token role, badly scripted and was not fully developed. An earlier ending would have been more satisfying. Worth a look.

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CAST: Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson, Ben Johnson, Scott Wolf, George Newbern, Marion Ross, Mackenzie Astin, Donald Moffat, China Kantner, Jack Nicholson

DIRECTOR: Robert Harling

PRODUCER: David Kirkpatrick

SCRIPT: Robert Harling (Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry)

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Don Burgess

EDITOR: Priscilla Nedd-Friendly, David Moritz

MUSIC: William Ross

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Bruno Rubeo

RUNNING TIME: 128 mins

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: February 20, 1997

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow







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