The Evening Star
Playing to our memories of the beloved Terms of Endearment, The Evening Star slogs along, with a death inserted when things get too dull. The film could have used more casualties. Aurora Greenway (MacLaine) is just as bitchy as ever, and her three grown grandchildren (Astin, Newbern and Lewis) give her plenty to bitch about. None of them have lived up to her expectations, and they continue to struggle to free themselves of Aurora's aura. Richardson as Patsy Carpenter is the one high point of the film, competing with Aurora for the affection of both the kids and Aurora's therapist (Paxton).
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