Steel Magnolias (1989)
First screened in 1990 / Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Herbert Ross. Cast: Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Sam Shepard, Kevin J. O'Connor, Knowl Johnson, Jonathan Ward, Bill McCutcheon, Janine Turner, Ann Wedgeworth, Bibi Besch. Screenplay: Robert Harling (based on his play).

Twitter Capsule: It practically raised me. Quintessential "guilty" pleasure, yet I always admire how spirited and well-acted it is.

VOR:   Not produced with the National Film Registry in mind, but how many movies since have offered this many actresses such plum ensemble roles, and tempered the comedy with such sorrow?

Photo © 1989 TriStar Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Julia Roberts

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Sally Field
Best Supporting Actress: Julia Roberts

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