R | | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
29 May 2001 | Blake French (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10 | Beautiful script, characters, and flawless filmmaking. A movie not to forget. **** (out of four)
As an aspiring screenwriter myself, I envy Alvin Sargent, the mastermind behind the script of the Academy Award ...
The second in a series of Oscar winning films about bad mothers; the first would be "Kramer vs Kramer", the next one after " Ordinary People" would be "Terms of Endearment".
Calvin? Why are you crying? Can I, uh... can I get you something?
Calvin "Cal" Jarrett: I don't...
Beth Jarrett: What did you say? Calvin, what did you say? Tell me!
Calvin "Cal" Jarrett: You are beautiful. And you are unpredictable. But you're so cautious. You're determined, Beth; but you know something? ...
When Conrad lies down on his bed before calling Jeannine, there is a bulletin board behind his head, on the wall above the bed. The bulletin board is missing in all other bedroom scenes, both before and after this scene. Also, taking these scenes at face value, Conrad's bedroom is maybe 5 or 6 yards wide with windows on opposite walls. None of the front or back exterior shots of the house show a space that could include this room configuration.
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