04 August, 2010

Girl Talk # 7

*originally posted here

I love the movie "Steel Magnolias". It was shown in 1989 when I just graduated from grade school. I didn't watch it in a movie house, we just rent betamax tapes back then.

The cast includes Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, Julia Roberts.

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." Filled with humor and heartbreak, these "Steel Magnolias" make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfolds.
Haven't seen this movie yet? You're missing half of your life. Why don't you go to the nearest video rental store near you and borrow one now.

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8 comments:

Mommy Rubz said...

I haven't seen this one. I will try to look if I could still get a copy of this. Looks like it has a nice storyline. :)

Mine is up HERE.

By MelCole of PA said...

Oh my gosh, that's a very old film. It has Julia Roberts in it, I like her too. We shall see if I can get a copy...

My GT is up too.

charmie said...

Hahaha, I think I've seen it the other night on television. Julia Roberts there was very young. She got pregnant but her parents was worried because she has kidney problem.Something like that.Correct me if I'm wrong! I didn't finish the film though!

GT Here

f e R r y j H o i said...

yeah, maybe I should go and rent that movie ASAP!!! story seems interesting and talagang pang friends...

Happy Girls Talk

ShutterHappyJenn said...

I have heard good reviews about this movie, but wasn't able to watch it yet. I do hope I could watch it.

My GT post is up HERE.

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

wow..this sounds a really fun movie to watch with friends..would love to give it a try if I can find this at the video rental house

Mine is here

Yami said...

Ay ako di ko pa napapanood ito. mukang maganda nga. :)

K said...

wow. a classic. haven't seen it, but this is already in my list of to-watch this coming weekend. thank you so much! looks good :)

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