The Evening Star (1996)



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This sequel to Terms of Endearment begins fifteen years after the first story and centers on the colorful and domineering Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and her relationship with her three grown grandchildren, her maid Rosie, and assorted friends and lovers -- including a young psychiatrist with whom she has a brief fling.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Comedy , Drama
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Paramount Home Video

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Shirley MacLaine
as Aurora Greenway
Juliette Lewis
as Melanie Horton
Bill Paxton
as Jerry Bruckner
Jack Nicholson
as Garrett Breedlove
Miranda Richardson
as Patsy Carpenter
Mackenzie Astin
as Teddy Horton
Ben Johnson
as Arthur Cotton
Scott Wolf
as Bruce
Marion Ross
as Rosie Dunlop
George Newbern
as Tommy Horton
John Bennett Perry
as Sitcom Dad
Mary Gross
as Sitcom Mom
Laura Cayouette
as Sitcom Actress Becky
Kim Terry
as Flight Attendant
Donald Moffat
as Hector Scott
Will Wallace
as Ticket Agent
Connie Cooper
as Casting Assistant
Sharon Bunn
as Dolly
Alex Morris
as Professor Warwick
Mark Walters
as Dr. Faulkner
Melinda Ramos Renna
as Nurse Susan
Steve Danton
as Minister B. Ramsey
Eileen Morris
as Nurse Margaret
Don Burgess
as Stage Manager
John McCalmont
as Bernie Steinberg
Ann Hardman-Broughton
as Lola Bruckner
Christopher Ballinger
as Bump (age 9)
Austin Samuel Hembd
as Bump (age 7)
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Critic Reviews for The Evening Star

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

Harking back to wince-inducing sequels like The Sting II and Texasville, this DOA boo-boo needlessly expands upon Terms of Endearment.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

A moving, well-performed sequel

October 10, 2004

One of the worst sequels ever

March 24, 2003
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

A sequel no one wanted, done about as poorly as possible

January 5, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Explores the adventure of aging and the benefitsof life review.

Full Review… | August 28, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

The script is by the director Robert Harding, and all his jokes fall like stones.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for The Evening Star

Shirley MacLaine should have won another Oscar for this sequel also! I have no idea why it didn't make even the budget at the Box Office. It was a Christmas movie of 1996. It had to have been bad timing. This gem of a film is so tucked away that I never knew it existed until Netflix came along! Now I bought the DVD and look at merchandise of the movie on Ebay. This script and the actors are perfection! This is my favorite movie. I don't watch Terms of Endearment like I watch this one. Such a GREAT movie!

David Eaton
David Eaton

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.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

One of my all-time favorites.

Leo L
Leo L

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