• Publication date: March 5, 2012

Terms of Endearment

The story centres around the volatile 30 year relationship between a mother and daughter who are both looking for love and peace.

Program data

Duration: 130

Production Year: 1983

MBC Max:

March 12, 2012 05:10 (KSA) ~ March 12, 2012 04:10 (CLT)

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 neighbour are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.


  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Debra Winger
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Danny DeVito
  • John Lithgow
  • Jeff Daniels

Directed by:James L. Brooks