Picks and Pans Review: Terms of Endearment

updated 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

Take James L. Brooks' witty, heartfelt script about a mother and daughter; add career-capping acting by Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson. You've got the best movie of the year.

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