Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It is a film adaptation of Robert Harling's 1987 play of the same name. The play and film are about the bond a group of women share in a small-town southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own.


Annelle Dupuy (Daryl Hannah), a shy, awkward beauty school graduate, moves to a northwestern Louisiana town where Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) hires her to work in her home-based beauty salon.