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Steel Magnolias

A group of Southern bells (Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah) gather regularly at Truvy's (Dolly Parton) beauty parlor for hair care, gossip and an opportunity to share the joys and sorrows of each others' lives. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 14 Nov 1989
Video Release: 11 Sep 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Steel Magnolias is rated PG:

Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah.
Studio: 1989 TriStar Pictures

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Why Is Steel Magnolias Rated PG?

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