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?
Between the six female principals are twelve Academy Award nominations and five wins. Only Daryl Hannah
and Dolly Parton
have not won, although Parton was nominated for Best Song from "Nine to Five" and "Transamerica." See more
When Annelle is talking to Truvy after they take out the trash, Annelle picks up three magazines, but in the next shot, she only has one magazine in her hands. See more
Clairee, this is just a gesture. We're not feedin' Drum until the end of time.
Drum loves pork and beans. Eats 'em with everything.
That explains a lot.
Referenced in Greek: The Day After
Because God Made Thee Mine
Music by Guy d'Hardelot
Lyrics by Edward Teschemacher
Sung at the wedding See more