Terms of Endearment

FLIX | 9:45 pm

Rookie film director James L. Brooks scored the big three Academy Awards — best picture, best director and best screenplay — with this 1983 tear-jerker. Shirley MacLaine won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Aurora, an uptight widow dealing with a rebellious adult daughter (Debra Winger) and her own need for love. Jack Nicholson also won an Oscar for his portrayal of a boorish ex-astronaut who — if you can call it that — romances Aurora.