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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Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.
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Did You Know?
On the DVD's commentary track, Herbert Ross
describes how Georges Delerue
was not his first choice as a composer for this film. Another "well known" composer's music was rejected but he fails to say who. See more
As Ouiser is approaching Truvy's salon before the wedding, the women are loading colored eggs into the trunk of Truvy's car. The amount of eggs in the trunk changes between shots. See more
Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.
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