Steel Magnolias (1989)
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UPC 14: 00043396702479
Category Keywords: Bucolic Character Study Death Diseases Essential Cinema Family Interaction Family Life Family Relations Friends Friendships Heartwarming Recommended Tear Jerker Theatrical Release
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Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.
|Julia roberts portrays a vibrant, young diabetic whose decision to have a baby may cost her life. Sally field stars as her mother, torn between love and anger. Shirley maclaine, dolly parton, daryl hannah and olympia dukakis are the four loyal friends who support them with buoyant humor and unfailing grace.|
Editor's NoteFull of life and brimming with laughter, this smash hit comedy is a warm and witty tribute to the power of friendship. In a quaint Louisiana town, the local beauty parlor serves as the gathering spot for a group of eccentric women to gossip and giggle and survive the hardships and splendors of life. The movie features sparkling performances all around, including from Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley Maclaine, Daryl Hannah, and Olympia Dukakis.
Cast & Crew
|Robert Harling - Based on Play By|
|Herbert Ross - Director|
|Victoria White - Executive Producer|
|Georges Delerue - Musical Score|
|Ray Stark - Producer|
|Robert Harling - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryIn a quaint, well-kept Louisiana hamlet a local group of women congregate at Truvy's (Dolly Parton) Beauty Spot, where they gossip and giggle while preparing one another for life's little tragedies and terrific triumphs. Lately the talk of the town has been M'Lynn Eatenton's (Sally Field) daughter Shelby (Julia Roberts)--betrothed to handsome young lawyer Jackson Latcherie (Dylan McDermott)--and her upcoming wedding. Quirky newcomer Annelle (Darryl Hannah) is Truvy's latest assistant, whose peculiar past is enough to gain her acceptance into the cliquish coffee klatch. And then there's mean-spirited Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine), whose extreme wealth and bad temperament has alienated her from the community even though she is still much loved by her loyal friends at the beauty parlor, including wealthy society maven Clairee Belcher (Olympia Dukakis). Much to her mother's dismay, Shelby's planning to have children, which is a serious health concern because she's severely diabetic. Luckily these steel magnolias can lean on one another for support in good and bad times. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a touching and hilarious tribute to the strength and loyalty of southern women, directed with a deft hand by Herb Ross.
|Julia Roberts, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress|
Golden Globe (1990)
|Julia Roberts, Winner, Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture|
|Sally Field, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama|