Here in the south we call Kleenex, Tissues! And I think I am going to need some for me and Amelia. Steel Magnolias is being re released in theaters in celebration of its 30th birthday.
This is the one chick flick I can watch over and over and I cry every time. I think it portrays Southern Sisterhood in a very real manner.
Who can forget the Armadillo Grooms cake?? What I remember is the crazy Aunt Fern who made the cake was once Lahoma on Another World. One of the "stories" I used to watch. Yes, we called soap opera "stories" You did not bother a southern mother or grandmother when her stories were on. Apparently when the film was being made the director did not see it as a comedy. How could you not realize that some of these scenes were just hilarious?
Now that I am a grandmother, I find myself tearing up in the scene where M"lynn goes to retrieve her grandson after she leaves the hospital when Shelby has died. A grandmother's love for her grandchildren is just something you cannot understand until you have grands of your own.
If you do not cry at the cemetery scene, you had better check your pulse! Of course then you burst out laughing when Clairee tells M"lynn to "slap Ouiser, you will feel better!".
The actresses actually became friends on set and it showed in their acting.
It is a movie that all the women in our family enjoy and often quote at appropriate times.:)
So I will be grabbing my girl, my tissues will be in my pocketbook and we will head off to enjoy an afternoon of laughing and crying. I will be checking the local movie theater with crossed fingers that it will come to Decatur.