#1018 Steel Magnolias (1989)

For a movie in where next to nothing happens, Steel Magnolias is a surprisingly entertaining ordeal, thanks to its interesting array of smartly written characters portrayed by the top talent of the era.

I really did not feel for the tearjerker story nor the syrupy depictions of the close knit, loving white community only seen in highly fictitious movies. But for a wholehearted sappy melodrama clearly targeted for the female audience, Steel Magnolias isn’t really half that bad.

80s-o-meter: 87%

Total: 71%