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The Evening Star (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1996 (USA)
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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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Come to laugh, come to cry, come to terms... again. See more »

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$5,272,449 (USA) (27 December 1996)

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ITL 448,282,000 (Italy) (18 April 1997)
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Final film of Ben Johnson. See more »

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When Tommy is about to leave from a visit with his grandmother, he covers the brownies she brought him with tissue paper. A second later, we see him doing the same exact thing with the same paper. See more »

Quotes

Aurora Greenway: Tell me how it works, Tommy. When someone that you hate dies, like the General, does the hatred that you feel for that person dissipate or do you transfer it to someone else... like me? Would you explain this to me, please? Because I do not understand hatred as a sport. How does one win?
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Near the end of the credits under `thanks to:' under State of Texas Dept. of Transportation, it says: "Don't Mess With Texas: Don't Litter" See more »

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I Ron't Know What Time It Was
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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Better than the original...
11 August 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie. I thought it was far better than that overrated, boring mess called "Terms of Endearment". It was funny and tragic at the same time. I couldn't have cared less about the people in the first movie but cared about all these characters. I loved the way Aurora mended her relationships with her grandchildren. I disagree with the person who said Miranda Richardson was miscast. I thought she did an excellent job. Her southern accent was a little exaggerated, but I'm from the south and let me tell you, there has never been an authentic southern accent in any film that I can think of. I despised Shirley MacLaine's character in the original but thought she was much more likeable in this one. The relationship between her and Bill Paxton's character was hilarious. There were some parts that were a little too silly (the fight between Patsy and Aurora on the plane, for one) but all in all it was an enjoyable way to pass 2 hours.


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