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
At the beauty parlor, we see Ouiser sit down hard on a bag of fresh tomatoes. We hear them burst. But when she reaches under to grab the bag, they are undamaged. See more
We are in the house of the Lord!
Oh like she cares. Ousier's never done a religious thing in her life.
Now that is not true. When I was in school, a bunch of my friends and I would dress up as nuns and go bar-hoppin'.
Referenced in Weeds: Bliss
Abide with Me
Music by William H. Monk
Hymn by Henry F. Lyte
Sung by the church congregation See more