• PG-13, 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Robert Harling
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 27, 2001
  • Paramount Home Video


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The Evening Star Reviews

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Super Reviewer

September 6, 2010
This sequel to Terms of Endearment is almost as endearing as the original. Although it didn't need a sequel, it is realistic to see that the characters didn't live happily ever after when the movie ended. And to see what other problems they deal with. I liked this movie, it was a good drama with good actors and it's a very realistic drama.

Super Reviewer

September 3, 2006
Good emotional and continung story of "Term of Endearment" about friends, family and other natural disasters.

Super Reviewer

December 12, 2007
One of my all-time favorites.
June 1, 2008
Not even close to the calibur of Term of Endearment, but still great with some very memorable moments. I just love Aurora & all these characters...
February 2, 2008
Must see Terms of Endearment and than watch this movie. Another tear jerker, grab tissue! Very good movie!
August 27, 2007
rather unnecessarily drawn-out... not an example of a truly good sequel. nevertheless, I did enjoy parts of it.
August 25, 2007
Aurora is a force to be reckoned with.Shirley MacLaine is outstanding in this role.The dysfunctional relationships of this family have found a place in my heart due to the unconditional love they share.You'll need a box of kleenex for this movie for the tears of laughter,and sad moments too.
June 16, 2007
As far as sequels go this is a good one....it anwsered alot of questions left open by Terms of Endearment so in that respect it's did what it was supposed to do bring closure to the story.....however don't expect it to surpass the original it wont. but it still avery good movie.
March 4, 2007
regardless of the less than wonderful review, this ain't too bad. It's what happened to the "Terms of Endearment" kids.
November 24, 2013
The Evening Star is a great drama with a mix of comedy about family and friendship. It touching in all kind of ways, the cast is amazing and lead by the excellent Shirley MacLaine. I recommend.
June 16, 2011
Still soap operatic, this sequel to the lovely Terms of Endearment works mainly due to MacLaine's performance.
September 23, 2010
i love this movie its a tearjerker
David Almeida
April 21, 2010
(from The Watermark, 12/26/96)
An often lovely sequel to Terms of Endearment that unfortunately doesn't complete itself. MacLaine is back as the pushy, domineering Aurora Greenway, now facing her share of depression and anger over her three underachieving grandchildren. She starts seeing a cute younger therapist (Paxton) and finds the root of her unhappiness: she has never found the true love of her life, and she is unsure of what she will leave behind when her life is over. The story then meanders along with interesting episodes that aren't fully tied together by the film's end. The saddest part is that we are clearly shown the love and legacy of Aurora's life, but the film never gives her the proper revelatory scene in which she realizes this herself. Were it not for the excellent work by the well-seasoned cast, the script's shortcomings would be much more apparent. Supporting players are keenly extracted from the first film - Ross as the live-in maid, and Richardson as MacLaine's best friend and worst enemy - and are used to their fullest dramatic and comic effect. Nicholson's role is only a short appearance toward the end of the movie, but the film doesn't suffer from his absence. Robert Harling, the screenwriter who also adapted The First Wives Club and wrote Steel Magnolias, sticks to familiar turf: the relationships among the female characters. And Nicholson's presence is very much a reaffirmation that MacLaine has emotionally outgrown him. Lewis is perfectly cast as the daughter of the now-deceased Debra Winger, even in spite of the fact that she is still one of the worst actresses of all time. Queer Quotient: Scott Wolf (from Party of Five) plays Lewis' boyfriend. He's a complete schmuck (most men in Harling films are), but he's incredibly cute as he prances around in his underwear flexing his muscles.
January 10, 2009
It isn't a good movie, but it was entertaining and interesting because we can explore the life of a person who is aging and what happens with everything around her.
January 31, 2005
[color=pink]I thought this film was ok. If you saw the first you just had to see the second when it came out to see what the future held for the family. I liked it![/color]
May 15, 2004
Very good, beleiveable story, great performance by Shirley MacLaine and Miranda Richardson.
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