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PG| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.

Cast: Sally Field , Dolly Parton , Shirley MacLaine , Daryl Hannah , Olympia Dukakis , Julia Roberts , Tom Skerritt , Sam Shepard

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Release Date: November 15th, 1989|1 hr. 58 min.

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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • October 19, 2012 ifeado
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    I was a big fan of the original and despite the talented cast of this remake I was skeptical but it was so much better than I expected. I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable. A film needs more than just good acting, more than good direction it needs that intangible chemisty and I\'m sad to say that the intangible is lacking in so many of today\'s films but I am happy that this one had everything it was splendid...

  • July 01, 2011 rpcny
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    Just outstanding

  • November 18, 2008 Sweetrose
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    I love heart-tugging films. What this flick shows,is strength and Hope of a southern people. Around Truvy"s (Parton) salon, many people flock in patronage. We meet Ouiser Boudreaux(MacLaine) ,M'lynn Eaterton(Field), and Clairee Belcher (Dukakis). Eaterton's daughter Shelby (Roberts) gets married, and the town is set for a great party. Ainelle (Hannah) is Truvy's assistant who everyone worries about. The laughs come at you rolling, as you watch Ouiser (MacLaine) and Clairee (Dukakis) pal around,and hash it out of fun .Tough times sure ollow,when M'lynn and all the ladies realize sick Shelby has a child.Shelby, becomes determined to fight for strength. Deep emotions would follow, when M'lynn makes the heart-wrenching decision that she would have to take hospitalized Shelby off a respirator. At the funeral, it is M'lynn's speech that rips the heart out. I give a Bravo to Parton,Dukakis,Roberts and Field. I applaud them for their amazing performance!

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