Steel Magnolias 1.0 stars

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Extended hen party for six Suthunnuhs who either patronize or work at a hair parlor called Truvy's Beauty Spot -- that's the social link between them. One-liners are passed around the group like canapés, and each of the top-line actresses (Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis) lays it on extremely thick -- and not just their accents (Dukakis's in fact is pretty patchy, letting her East Coast frequently peek through). Parton manages to be the least actressy about it, and Sally Field does well with the darker moments. But, as brutal a piece of audience leash-tugging as this is, she is always called upon to ruin such moments before long. Adapted by Robert Harling from his own play; directed by Herbert Ross. 1989.

Duncan Shepherd

Showtimes

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm

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