Based on screenwriter Robert Harling's award-winning off-Broadway play, STEEL MAGNOLIAS tells the story of six southern women whose lives interconnect in a beauty parlor in their small Louisiana town. M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field), mother of headstrong Shelby (Julia Roberts), is worried
about her daughter's upcoming marriage, fearing for the children that the diabetic, seizure-prone Shelby wants to have. Their friends at the beauty parlor--Truvy (Dolly Parton), who runs the parlor; Annelle (Daryl Hannah), her assistant; Clairee (Olympia Dukakis), an aristocratic widow; and Ouiser
(Shirley MacLaine), the town scold--gossip and cope with a variety of problems, among ...