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Steel Magnolias (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 7 October 2012
Six Louisiana women (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodard) gather at a beauty salon for their daily dose of female bonding.

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Kenny Leon

Writers:

Sally Robinson (teleplay by), Robert Harling (based upon the play by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alfre Woodard ... Ouiser
Queen Latifah ... M'Lynn
Phylicia Rashad ... Clairee
Condola Rashad ... Shelby
Tory Kittles ... Jackson
Jill Scott ... Truvy
Lance Gross ... Sammy
Adepero Oduye ... Annelle
Anna Colwell ... Nurse Pam
Afemo Omilami ... Drum
Demetrius Bridges ... Jonathan
Michael Beasley ... Spud
Jeff Rose ... Dr. Judd
Liana Loggins ... I.C.U. Patient
Karen Beyer ... Caterer
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In this contemporary re-imagining of the beloved classic film, Steel Magnolias chronicles the extraordinary friendship of six remarkable Southern Women, there for each other through life's triumphs and tragedies. Funny, wise and richly human, this immensely moving film features a brilliant all-star cast, including Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduyem, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steel Magnolias See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Trivia

Queen Latifah previously worked with Alfre Woodard in the 2005 movie Beauty Shop. See more »

Connections

Featured in 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat within my Heart
Composed by Edgard Jaude and Audrey Martells
Performed by Audrey Martells
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Very Bad Remake Of The Original
21 May 2013 | by beachbodyrub74See all my reviews

Sorry, but this movie was bad. I mean really bad. The first movie was lighthearted and uplifting for the most part, making you feel proud of being a Southerner. This one was dark and depressing, and felt more like it was filmed in New York instead of Louisiana. All of the idiosyncrasies and accents that made the original truly Southern were barely existent here.

Alfre Woodard's portrayal of Weezer was more angry than eccentric. Felicia Rashaad's "Clerice" was too reserved. The girl who played the beauty shop assistant was not naive and unrefined enough.

In closing, I love the over the top nature of black comedies in general, and considering the cast that was present, I really expected better. They really did this movie a huge disservice.


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