About

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.

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Directed by

James L. Brooks

Written by

Larry McMurtry (Novel)
James L. Brooks (Screenplay)

Runtime

132 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Come to laugh, come to cry, come to care, come to terms.

Cast

Keywords

parent child relationship single mother loss of loved one based on novel or book cancer texas astronaut neighbor neighbor relationship

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Shirley MacLaine

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Jack Nicholson

Oscar for Best Director