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Shelby Eatenton (Roberts) is a young woman stricken with severe diabetes who chooses to live her life to the fullest despite her bad health. Much of the action centers around a Louisiana beauty shop (run by Parton) where the women get together to discuss the goings-on of their lives. Screenplay by R. Harling, based on his partially autobiographical play. Sweet, poignant, and often hilarious, yet just as often overwrought. MacLaine is funny as a bitter divorcee; Parton is sexy and fun as the hairdresser; but Field and Roberts (as mother and daughter) go off the deep end and make it all entirely too weepy.

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 118 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Tearjerkers, Women, Southern Belles, Female Bonding, Funerals, Cuttin' Heads, Louisiana, Disease of the Week, Parenthood, Pregnant Pauses, Wedding Bells
Screenplay
Robert Harling
Cast
Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor, Bill McCutcheon, Ann Wedgeworth, Janine Turner
Cinematography
John A. Alonzo
Director
Herbert Ross
Music
Georges Delerue
Producer
Tri-Star Pictures

Awards

Golden Globes 1990: Support. Actress (Roberts).

Visitor Reviews

Steel Magnolias
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Nicholle

This movie is about a group of friends who gather at a Louisiana beauty shop owned by Trudy, who is played by Dolly Parton, to get their hair done and they catch up on each other's lives and the town gossip. One girl named Shelby, played by Julia Roberts, is getting married and then becomes pregnant and she has diabetes so she is putting her life in jeopardy by having the baby and her mom, played by Sally Fields, is upset that Shelby could die. Another friend is Ouiser, played by Shirley McClain, and she is more cynical than the rest of the group. But the plot to the story is how good friends share their lives through the good times and the bad and how they help each other cope through the events. The entire cast does an excellent job and the movie goes into each characters lives and it's a sad but really great show.

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Nicholle

This movie is about a group of friends who gather at a Louisiana beauty shop owned by Trudy, who is played by Dolly Parton, to get their hair done and they catch up on each other's lives and the town gossip. One girl named Shelby, played by Julia Roberts, is getting married and then becomes pregnant and she has diabetes so she is putting her life in jeopardy by having the baby and her mom, played by Sally Fields, is upset that Shelby could die. Another friend is Ouiser, played by Shirley McClain, and she is more cynical than the rest of the group. But the plot to the story is how good friends share their lives through the good times and the bad and how they help each other cope through the events. The entire cast does an excellent job and the movie goes into each characters lives and it's a sad but really great show.