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The Evening Star

The movie The Evening Star was based on the book The Evening Star.

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Movie details for The Evening Star

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Robert Harling. The Evening Star was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson, Ben Johnson, Scott Wolf, George Newbern, Marion Ross, Mackenzie Astin, Donald Moffat, Jennifer Grant (II), China Kantner, Jack Nicholson, Shawn Taylor Thompson, Jake Langerud, Sharon Bunn, Clement von Franckenstein, Antonia Bogdanovich, Jimmie Lee Balthazar and Melinda Renna.

 

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Picking up the story thread left by 1983's Terms of Endearment, this overwrought sequel is made palatable by Shirley MacLaine's charismatic performance, which in turn is nearly equaled by Marion Ross's role as her housekeeper. An unexpected surprise, Ross... Read More
Picking up the story thread left by 1983's Terms of Endearment, this overwrought sequel is made palatable by Shirley MacLaine's charismatic performance, which in turn is nearly equaled by Marion Ross's role as her housekeeper. An unexpected surprise, Ross obviously was never allowed to display her range as Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days. Returning as the vibrant Aurora Greenway, MacLaine far outshines the thin material involving the tangled and unhappy lives of her three grandchildren. The plot picks up 13 years after the death of Greenway's daughter (played by Debra Winger in the original). One of the kids is in jail; one is living in poverty. Her granddaughter, played with prickly rebelliousness by Juliette Lewis, is heading for all sorts of trouble. The plot, told in disconnected and maudlin episodic segments, often borders on the absurd. The characters screech and weep, one of them dies, then we watch others screech and weep some more. So why bother? Because it is occasionally quite witty, and MacLaine indeed shines as brightly as the evening star to which she is compared. Both movies were based on novels by Larry McMurtry. --Rochelle O'Gorman

Book details for The Evening Star

The Evening Star was written by Larry McMurtry. The book was published in 1992 by ORION. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Larry McMurtry also wrote Terms of Endearment (1975) and Texasville (1987).

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