Everybody has gotten older since Terms of Endearment first
opened. At least, that is, if they were around when it
opened. So, now it's time for a sequel which will give us
a chance to see the characters (the ones who haven't died
off) all these years later. Doesn't Juliette Lewis remind
you of Debra Winger in her new brunette wig? She even acts
a little like Winger with an unmistakably Lewis-child-
quality running through it (as always). It's a joy to see
Miranda Richardson, a magnificent actress and continually
rising star, give yet another performance of sublime
subtlety, this time holding her own against the well
defined talents of the equally magnificent Miss MacLaine.
Even ex-astronaut Jack Nicholson drops in for a few seconds
near the end. Aren't reunions wonderful? It seems the
tears have dried up and are now to be spread to the wind.
If you missed the first film, go see that one instead.
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