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Herbert Ross

Steel Magnolias

Some films are meant to be read.  “Steel Magnolias” is one of those films where the dialogue is the lifeblood of the films.  The plot isn’t really interesting and doesn’t go many places.  The spine of the story is this group of close-knit friends and the drama of the good times and bad that bind them.

The drama involves a diabetic daughter and her health issues which drive the story forward.  It’s a true story written by her brother and became a hit broadway play and two film versions.