During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train ... See full summary »
Robert De Niro,
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 ... See full summary »
Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now being a new chapter of their lives - together. Written by
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During the filming in Waterbury, Connecticut, local Vietnam veterans picketed the production, protesting Jane Fonda's controversial anti-war activities of a decade and a half earlier. Fonda visited Hanoi in July 1972. See more »
The first time we see Iris' house, there is an air conditioner in the upper left window. The next time we see the house, the air conditioner has disappeared. See more »
Stanley Everett Cox:
Let me tell you about us. I'm gonna need a working woman; that's you. You're gonna need a broad shoulder; that's me. I like you, Iris, just about as much as I love you. And you know what? We're gonna do just fine together. And a man could drown in your blue eyes.
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This film has a special place in my heart, as when I caught it the first time, I was teaching adult literacy. It rang very true to me and even an outstanding student I had at the time. There are scenes which make you gulp with sudden emotion, and those which even put a smile on your face through sheer identification with the characters and their situation.
Excellent performances by Jane Fonda and Robert DeNiro that rank with their best work, a great turn by a young Martha Plimpton, an inspiring story line, and a haunting musical score makes for a most enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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