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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Did You Know?
M'Lynn's two sons are named Thomas and Jonathan, and their sister's fiancé is named Jackson. Thomas Jonathan Jackson was the legendary Confederate general known as the Stonewall. See more
During the wedding reception while the song "Jambalaya" is being sung, several cast members switch positions while the dancers are performing. See more
We have this new psychiatrist that comes in two days a week and of course I pick her name out of the grab bag, I have to pick something up for her tomorrow. Would you put that on the list, I have no idea what to get your father. What's Jackson giving you, do you know?
Furniture, well, my. Must be nice to be married to a rich lawyer. What's it for, the living room?
No, for the nursery.
[seeing M'Lynn's stricken look
We wanted to tell you when you and daddy were together, but you're ...
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
Written by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding See more