Friday, March 12, 2010

Movie Friday: Steel Magnolias

I couldn't find a good original trailer on YouTube for Steel Magnolias.  All that I could find is this preview clip off some home movie.  So, I think we need a little more to go with this pathetic little 32 second clip.  How can you see how wonderful this movie is with so little to look at?

Here's some more:

I am pleasant!

"We are in the house of the Lord!"

"The older you get..."

Now, something a little more dramatic...

If you have never watched this movie, I highly recommend it.  It will be one that you will never forget.  Another modern classic.


The action centers on Truvy's beauty parlour and some women who regularly gather there. The drama begins on the morning of Shelby's wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby's decision to have a child despite having Type 1 diabetes and the complications that result from the decision. We also get a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a partying woman and then to a religious fundamentalist; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama. - from Wikipedia

This movie stars Dolly Parton (Truvy Jones), Olympia Dukakis (Clairee Belcher), Shirley MacLaine (Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux), Sally Field (M'Lynn Eatenton), Julia Roberts (Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie) and Daryl Hannah (Annelle Dupuy-Desoto).

It has an interesting background, which you can read about at the Wikipedia article linked to above.  Have a great Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Such a fantastic film. I remember seeing it in a cinema in the village that no longer exists here in New York. Stan


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