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9th Sep '16 1:12:10 PM k410ren
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* OutlivingOnesOffspring:
** Truvy mentions that Ruth Robeline's son was killed in Vietnam.
** [[spoiler:M'Lynn outlives her daughter Shelby.]]


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* SteelEardrums: Averted with Drum Eatenton when he launches a firecracker into a tree to scare away the birds for Shelby's reception. He winds up missing a few cues during the wedding, such as when to walk Shelby down the aisle and what the father of the the bride is supposed to say when the pastor says "who gives this woman in marriage?" Drum impulsively says "Her mother and I do!"
15th Aug '16 4:17:52 PM DrOO7
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* AdultFear: Having to bury one's child.
21st Mar '16 3:44:26 PM AdelePotter
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The story revolves around the lives of the employees and patrons of Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Louisiana. The place is run by Truvy Jones (Parton) who has recently hired shy Annelle Dupuy (Hannah). Among the regular customers (and friends of Truvy's) are:
* Ouiser Boudreaux (Mclane), a rich cranky widow.
* Clairee Belcher (Dukakis), another widow who enjoys taking cracks at the grumpy Ouiser.
* M'Lynn Eatenton (Field), and her soon-to-be-married daughter, Shelby (Roberts).

Another plot-point is that Shelby has a form of diabetes which has weakened her body. Despite this, she is considering having a child once she is married. M'Lynn struggles between letting her daughter live her own life and trying to prevent her from causing more damage to her body.

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The story revolves around the lives of the employees and patrons of Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Louisiana. The place is run main characters are:

* '''M'Lynn Eatenton:''' A long-suffering housewife and mother. Caring and supportive, but often protective and stern. Played
by Sally Field.
* '''Shelby Latchery:''' M'Lynn's daughter, who gets married at the start of the story. She's bouncy and upbeat, but has health complications thanks to her diabetes. Played by Julia Roberts.
* '''Truvy Jones:''' The owner of the beauty parlor. Living by the words, "There's no such thing as natural beauty",
Truvy Jones (Parton) often indulges in gossip with her patrons, and prides herself on being the best hairdresser around. Played by Dolly Parton.
* '''Annelle Dupuy:''' The newest hairstylist at Truvy's, desperate for a job after her husband ran out on her. Shy and timid, but starts to come out of her shell with Truvy's help. Played by Daryl Hannah.
* '''Ouiser Boudreaux:''' A very wealthy, very sarcastic, very foul-tempered widow,
who has recently hired shy seems to live for her dog and to snark at the others. Played by Shirley [=MacLaine=].
* '''Clairee Belcher:''' Another widow. Cheerful and friendly, but snarky enough to hold her own against Ousier, her best friend. Played by Olympia Dukakis.

The plot kicks off on Shelby's wedding day, when
Annelle Dupuy (Hannah). Among first comes to town and befriends the regular customers (and friends of Truvy's) are:
* Ouiser Boudreaux (Mclane), a rich cranky widow.
* Clairee Belcher (Dukakis), another widow who enjoys taking cracks at
other five women. Together, the grumpy Ouiser.
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six women experience love, joy, sadness, loss and friendship as their lives begin to change all around them. Perhaps the most drastic change is when Shelby becomes pregnant, despite her doctor advising her against it due to her health. M'Lynn Eatenton (Field), is terrified, and her soon-to-be-married daughter, doesn't want Shelby (Roberts).

Another plot-point is that
to put her body through any more, but Shelby has a form of diabetes which has weakened is determined to have her body. Despite this, she is considering having a child once she is married. baby, realizing that no judge will let someone with her health records adopt one. M'Lynn struggles between letting her daughter live her own life and trying to prevent her from causing more damage to her body.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The original stage play was a bit shorter than the movie, only showed the core six characters (Truvy, M'Lynn, Shelby, Anelle, Clairee, and Ouiser), with everyone else being [[TheGhost offstage, but discussed]]. It also only took place in one setting: the beauty shop. The movie also added a couple extra scenes of dialogue that didn't occur in the play.
21st Jan '16 3:33:06 PM mephistos
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21st Jan '16 3:32:43 PM mephistos
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21st Jan '16 3:27:29 PM mephistos
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The story revolves around the lives of the employees and patrons of Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Louisiana. The place is run by Truvy Jones (Parton) who has recently hired shy Annelle Dupuy (Hannah). Among the regular customers (and friends of Truvy's) are Ouiser Boudreaux (Mclane), a rich cranky widow; Clairee Belcher (Dukakis) who is also a widow and enjoys taking cracks at the grumpy Ouiser; M'Lynn Eatenton (Field) and her soon to be married daughter Shelby (Roberts). Shelby has a form of diabetes which has weakened her body. Despite this, she is considering having a child once she is married. M'Lynn struggles with letting her daughter living her own life and trying to prevent her from causing more damage to her body.

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The story revolves around the lives of the employees and patrons of Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Louisiana. The place is run by Truvy Jones (Parton) who has recently hired shy Annelle Dupuy (Hannah). Among the regular customers (and friends of Truvy's) are are:
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Ouiser Boudreaux (Mclane), a rich cranky widow; widow.
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Clairee Belcher (Dukakis) who is also a (Dukakis), another widow and who enjoys taking cracks at the grumpy Ouiser; Ouiser.
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M'Lynn Eatenton (Field) (Field), and her soon to be married daughter soon-to-be-married daughter, Shelby (Roberts). (Roberts).

Another plot-point is that
Shelby has a form of diabetes which has weakened her body. Despite this, she is considering having a child once she is married. M'Lynn struggles with between letting her daughter living live her own life and trying to prevent her from causing more damage to her body. body.
30th Oct '15 8:28:56 PM AdelePotter
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* JerkassEpiphany: The normally short-tempered and sarcastic Ouiser makes a snide comment about how the sooner her body breaks down and she dies, the better. Then, she finds out Shelby's body really ''is'' breaking down, and she obviously feels terrible, and apologizes to Shelby.

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* JerkassEpiphany: JerkassRealization: The normally short-tempered and sarcastic Ouiser makes a snide comment about how the sooner her body breaks down and she dies, the better. Then, she finds out Shelby's body really ''is'' breaking down, and she obviously feels terrible, and apologizes to Shelby.
30th Oct '15 8:28:30 PM AdelePotter
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* BabiesEverAfter[=/=]BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Annelle announces her pregnancy after Shelby's funeral and goes into labor as the film ends.



* BabiesEverAfter[=/=]BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Annelle announces her pregnancy after Shelby's funeral and goes into labor as the film ends.



* BrokenBird: Annelle at the beginning is very emotional and shy, and clearly still reeling from her husband abandoning her.



* JerkassEpiphany: The normally short-tempered and sarcastic Ouiser makes a snide comment about how the sooner her body breaks down and she dies, the better. Then, she finds out Shelby's body really ''is'' breaking down, and she obviously feels terrible, and apologizes to Shelby.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ouiser is rude, hotheaded, sarcastic and acts like she's SurroundedByIdiots. However, when push comes to shove, she really does care deeply for the other five, and every now and then, she even acts like it. Lampshaded by a conversation after Ouiser makes a particularly badly-timed snide remark.
-->'''Ouiser:''' I'm sorry, Shelby. You know better than to listen to anything I say.\\
'''Shelby:''' Oh, Miss Ousier, don't even worry about it.\\
'''Ouiser:''' ...I'm a terrible person...\\
'''Clairee:''' Oh, you are not, Ousier. You'd give that dog of yours a kidney if he needed one.



* MoodWhiplash: My'Lynn shouting at her daughter's funeral is turned comedic when Clairee says that My'Lynn should hit Ouiser to feel better.

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* MoodWhiplash: My'Lynn M'Lynn shouting at her daughter's funeral is turned comedic when Clairee says that My'Lynn M'Lynn should hit Ouiser to feel better.


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* NewOldFlame: Ouiser's ex, Owen. "He was a good man. But I managed to run him off and marry one of two total deadbeats." Shelby ends up going to the same church as him, and makes it her mission to get him and Ousier together.
* ParentalSubstitute: Truvy to Annelle, to the point where she refers to her as her "semi-daughter."
* PetTheDog: There are times when Ousier shows she has a heart -- her adoration of her dog, Rhett, for instance, and her genuine sympathy towards Annelle when she finds out Annelle's husband abandoned her. She also is very happy for Shelby when she has her baby, and grieves with the other when Shelby passes away.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: Ouiser with the other five, especially Clairee. She snarks at them and they all snark right back, but it's clear that they do genuinely consider her a friend. And in Ousier's own words...
-->'''Ouiser:''' You may not believe it, but these are the dearest friends I have in this town.
* WorldOfSnark: ''Everyone'' is a DeadpanSnarker in this movie.
4th Oct '15 6:34:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* IKnewIt: Annelle's reaction to Ouiser admitting she prays. Ouiser doesn't react well to her gloat.

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* IKnewIt: [[invoked]] Annelle's reaction to Ouiser admitting she prays. Ouiser doesn't react well to her gloat.
4th Oct '15 6:33:43 PM AnotherGuy
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** After Annelle gets off a good snap at Ouiser, Clairee approves, "Very good, Annelle! Spoken like a true smart-ass!"


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* IKnewIt: Annelle's reaction to Ouiser admitting she prays. Ouiser doesn't react well to her gloat.
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