I love the movie Steel Magnolias. I find it to be funny, sweet, sentimental and relatable. I love the small town and the local gossip and the genuine friendships. One thing I’ve noticed is that I can relate to a different character each time.
Most recently, I feel a little like Ouiser Boudreaux. Her quips and one-liners are just too good! I really think it’s among Shirley MacLaine’s best work. The whole cast is amazing, actually, and the movie is pretty timeless. Except for the clothes and hair…
But I think the most important element of the movie set around Truvy’s Beauty Shop is the community that they live in. They know each other’s parents and kids and spouses. They know each other’s quirks and preferences and treat each other like family.
I liken that to life in Grand Lake. Sure, we don’t sit around a hair salon all day, but we have that genuine care and concern for our fellow residents. It doesn’t take too long to know who you’ll see and where; and chances are they know what you need!
I suppose I will feel like M’Lynn again here soon as the Mother of the Bride, but I think I’m going to spend the rest of the summer coming up with lines like Ouiser.
I mean, who doesn’t love this banter?
“Hit Ouiser! She can take it!” … “Are you high, Clairee?” (That would have a whole new meaning here in Colorado!)
And this gem, “I am pleasant! Dammit! I just saw Drum Eatenton this mornin’ at the Piggly Wiggly and I smiled at the son of a bitch for I couldn’t help myself!”
Ha! I know what I’m watching tonight.
Which character are you? http://news.moviefone.com/2015/04/23/steel-magnolias-character-quiz/
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