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Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

Summary: 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 neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.
Runtime: 132 min
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 10, 2001
Director Credit
James L. Brooks Director
Writer Credit
James L. Brooks Screenplay
Larry McMurtry Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Debra Winger Emma Horton
Jack Nicholson Garrett Breedlove
Shirley MacLaine Aurora Greenway
Cast Credit
Betty King Rosie Dunlop
Danny DeVito Vernon Dahlart
Huckleberry Fox Teddy Horton
Jeff Daniels Flap Horton
Jennifer Josey Young Emma
John Lithgow Sam Burns
Lisa Hart Carroll Patsy Clark
Megan Morris Melanie Horton
Norman Bennett Edward Johnson
Shane Serwin Younger Tommy Horton
Tara Yeakey Baby Melanie
Troy Bishop Tommy Horton
Producer Credit
James L. Brooks Producer
Martin Jurow Co-Producer
Penney Finkelman Cox Co-Producer
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