Terms of EndearmentDVD - 2000
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[upon hearing of her daughter's pregnancy]
Aurora Greenway: Why should I be happy about being a GRANDMOTHER?
Flap Horton: Does this mean you won't be knitting the baby any booties?
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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.