Molly Ringwald stars in a stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie. 59E59's production is the US debut of this play based on both Larry McMurtry's novel and James L. Brooks' screenplay. More…
'Terms of Endearment' traces the complicated relationship between a challenging mother, Aurora Greenway (Ringwald), and her equally stubborn daughter, Emma. A funny and heartbreaking story about love in the face of life's challenges, both large and small, this show examines the delicate and sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both new and old.
See it if you feel like you have to (like I did)... but try to resist. I'm not sure if they're bad actors or were directed poorly, but it's bad.
Don't see it if ...just don't see it.
See it if You LOVED the movie, and want to see it rehashed, with lesser performances, and choppy blocking and staging.
Don't see it if You really want to like it. I really wanted to like it. It seemed like the actors watched the movie and just mimicked what they saw.
See it if you were a fan of Molly Ringwald or the movie, Terms of Endearment. If you like emotional stories regarding mother-daughter relationships
Don't see it if you are expecting anything new of a play based on a famous movie. If you like big extravaganzas instead of intimate plays.
See it if you like typical 59 east 59th Street - interesting but missing pazaaz
Don't see it if you aren't patient and into coasting through the moments.
See it if you liked the movie and are curious to see it staged. Doesn't quite make it. The acting is good and for the stage size, the set works.
Don't see it if you want to be disappointed that the emotions of the movie do not carry through this stage version.
See it if You want to see Molly Ringwald up close in a small theater. She does a solid acting job. Entertaining 2 hrs but cant compare to movie
Don't see it if You loved the movie & expect the same depth. Seemed abbreviated. Hard to recreate story that was told so well on screen.
See it if You grew up on Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club + Sixteen Candles + want to see Molly Ringwald play a grandmother in an iconic film role.
Don't see it if You're a fan of the movie with it's Oscar winning roles and would rather not be thoroughly underwhelmed by this unnecessary stage treatment.
See it if you enjoy decent performances from competent actors in a predictable script.
Don't see it if you expect a good direction or design. Poor writing also plagues this production.
See it if You want to see Molly Ringwald looking great as a mature woman and trying her best to wrest this play from rigor mortis.
Don't see it if You liked the movie and expect anything close to the sparks delivered by Ms. MacLaine and Mr. Nicholson.
See it if you have never seen the movie and hence have no memories of those Academy-Award-winning performances. See it if you love Molly Ringwald.
Don't see it if overbearing mothers and difficult family relationships don't interest you, of if you are averse to discussions of terminal illness.
See it if you don't remember the film at all well, and are a rabid Molly Ringwald fan--or you enjoy analyzing what went wrong with a production
Don't see it if you remember the film, or you're looking for an entertaining way to spend your evening that doesn't involve analyzing production mistakes
See it if You want to see Molly Ringwald looking as great as ever; you don't mind a rather flat and uninspired redo of this well known show.
Don't see it if you area bit sleepy - this production was basically a yawn. The quirky astronaut played by Jeb Brown was the highlight of the show.
See it if you want to see Molly Ringwald doing the best she can with the material, like the old fashioned rom com thing, or want a "pleasant" evening
Don't see it if you liked the movie, expect more from your dramatic fare, or don't like comedies that try to turn tear jerker in the end
See it if you're willing to put the amazing performances from the film out of your mind because you love the story so much.
Don't see it if you're expecting an evening that amplifies or improves upon the film. MacLaine, Nicholson, Winger were basically channeled by this cast.
See it if you want to see a real tear-jerker. It has it's moments, mostly when the character of the astronaut is involved. Molly R. Is fine.
Don't see it if if you prefer fast paced, less emotionally manipulative material.
See it if you want to see a few good perfomances or if you are a fan of sappy melodrama.
Don't see it if you want something with more dimension. Although it's about serious topics (contentious mother-daughter relationship, death) if felt fluffy.
See it if you're a Molly Ringwald fan & you'd find it thrilling to see her up close in an intimate setting. Otherwise, it's nothing new or special.
Don't see it if you prefer something original that's not an adaptation of another work, in this case an Oscar-winning film easily found in your library.