Steel Magnolias Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1662

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 150

Theatrical Release Date: 11/15/1989

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Herbert Ross

Actors: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts

Plot: Southern woman share laughs, love, and the trials and tribulation of life. -- The Scripted

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Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/16/2019

Deeply emotional, it's an overlooked comedy-drama about living life and finding meaning in death.

Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/29/2011

For a chick movie, it's actually not that bad. There are some strong female actors here.

Rating of
3/4

serioussir - wrote on 05/08/2008

A moving look at the relationship between a group of southern women over a period of several years. Touching, funny, charming.

Full Movie Reviews

John
John
Rising Star

Rating of
2.5/4

Steel Magnolias Manipulation

John - wrote on 02/12/2017

There's a reason I haven't given this top marks, even though, for the most part, I think it deserves it. The reason is that I feel myself being manipulated when I watch it. I know that sounds a little weird, considering that it is the objective of most films to manipulate its audience, but I don't like to feel so obviously directed in my movie-watching experience. Having said that, in essence, this film is a rather good one. It's basically comic, not because of the situations it depicts, but because of the things the characters say. That means that it is a collection of mostly funny one-liners, which are building up to a tearjerking tragedy. This makes me think that the aim of the film is to have you laughing one minute and blubbing the next, which I can't help feeling, is a pretty …

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