Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician." While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser is Clairee who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. As she says, later in the picture, "If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." ... Written by
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The funniest movie ever to make you cry.
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Did You Know?
When Bette Davis
saw the off-Broadway play, she thought it would be a great film for her, envisioning herself as Ouiser, Katharine Hepburn
as Clairee, and Elizabeth Taylor
as Truvy. However, when she contacted the rights holders for the movie adaptation, she found out that they intended to cast much younger actresses. See more
When the girls are in the beauty parlor, Clairee is discussing her gay friend at a motel and Shelby's hair is wet. In the next scene Shelby asks, "What 'motel thing'?" and her hair is dry. See more
[at same time as his brother
Hello Miz Ouiser
Hello Miz Ouiser.
[Makes a face
Ugh! Leave me alone!
Abide with Me
Music by William H. Monk
Hymn by Henry F. Lyte
Sung by the church congregation See more