The Evening Star (1996) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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 ...

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Robert Harling
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton
Length: 129 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 7 out of 41 found boring (17.07%)

One-line Reviews (18)

Screenplay is disjointed and overuses the death theme.

The film is so engaging that by the time Jack Nicholson arrives you've forgotten he was even in the movie.

Nicholson really boosts- up the atmosphere in the right moment, and aloud the whole picture is a little bit long it is entertaining.

Everything about this movie seems contrived and hopelessly devoid of the real emotion of the first.

If you're a fan of the original, then you should watch this, but just like the original, it's not a great film, but worth watching.

" In fact, "Star" came on TV shortly after I learned about it and I decided to give it a watch, even though I was probably going to be bored and disappointed.

Enjoyable movie .

That said, Shirley MacLaine's talent and Aurora's wisecrack and hard, long, long, long, neverending life, makes the overall piece a very enjoyable B-movie.

I thought it was far better than that overrated, boring mess called "Terms of Endearment".

The Evening Star is an entertaining film to watch.

Much of the appeal and resonance of the first film was how these characters dealt with life's unpredictable course and how James L.

Too long and drawn out and what a shame that all the children turned out bad and that there father isn't in the picture.

Yet, certainly the script for this continuation of "Terms of Endearment" sounded an alarm, as it is incredibly dull.

Evening Star is a pointless return to the tragi-comic life of Aurora Greenway, heroine of the vastly-superior "Terms of Endearment.

Contrived is what comes to mind when viewing this sequel with Bill Paxton, Scott Wolf, and Jack Nicholson among the famous actors making walk on appearances.

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.

Except for MacLaine's work, this overlong slog is really unbearable to watch.

For anyone that has seen the other film and subsequently enjoyed it, I am sure that the sequel doesn't even begin to live up to their expectations.