Steel Magnolias (1989) is a drama directed by Herbert Ross based on the play by Robert Harling about a group of women friends in Louisiana who gather regularly at Truvy’s (Dolly Parton) beauty parlor: M’Lynn (Sally Field) and her daughter Shelby (Julia Roberts), Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine), Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) and Truvy’s assistant Annelle (Daryl Hannah).
Life goes on – you can get through all disappointments.
Truvy: “Well, M’Lynn, I really wish I had some words of wisdom, but I don’t. So why don’t we just focus on the joy of the situation?”
Annelle: “It’ll be fine.”
Clairee: “You know what they say, ‘that which does not kill us makes us stronger’.”
- Steel Magnolias / ***1/2 (1989) (cinemaphile2010.blogspot.com)