WORDS OF STEEL: Steel Magnolias is a classic film and a favorite in my house.
Sure, many would call it a chick flick, I don't care because I liked it, too. This 1989 drama with a southern flair for comedy garnered (at least) one major Academy Award nomination for Julia Roberts as Best Supporting Actress. It was her first major film role and she shined like a true southern belle. The story is part drama, part comedy, part tragedy, detailing the turbulent relationship between a Lousiana mother and her grown daughter, along with the support they receive from four other strong southern women who all frequent the same beauty salon. Steel Magnolias featured a stellar cast as Roberts was joined by Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Darryl Hanah. This movie will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you think. And it deserved much more praise than it got, if for no other reason than the assortment of classic quotes from the film. Here are just a few of my favorites, with more to come in future posts:
Dolly Parton (Truvy): "If you can achieve puberty, you can achieve a past."
Julia Roberts (Shelby): "I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."
Darryl Hannah (Annelle): "My personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair."
Shirley MacLaine (Ouiser): "He is a boil on the butt of humanity."
Please put your own "me" in media, and tell me what you think.