Steel Magnolias & Sleepless in Seattle

Overview

The title refers to those seemingly frail Southern belles who survive any and all deprivations through whims of iron. Robert Harling's original stage play was set exclusively in a Louisiana beauty parlor where an all-female cast of characters laughed, cried and compared menfolk. The film expands the playing field by including scenes at picnics, hospitals and the like, and by visually depicting the males who never appeared in the stage version. Dolly Parton plays the goodnatured beauty-shop owner, while Shirley ...
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Overview

The title refers to those seemingly frail Southern belles who survive any and all deprivations through whims of iron. Robert Harling's original stage play was set exclusively in a Louisiana beauty parlor where an all-female cast of characters laughed, cried and compared menfolk. The film expands the playing field by including scenes at picnics, hospitals and the like, and by visually depicting the males who never appeared in the stage version. Dolly Parton plays the goodnatured beauty-shop owner, while Shirley MacLaine is the cantankerous town eccentric, decked out in grungy overalls and speaking fluent Trash. Well-to-do Sally Field bravely endures several assaults to her sensibilities, not the least of which is the illness and subsequent death of daughter Julia Roberts. The performances are first-rate, with the possible exception of Daryl Hannah's overemphatic portrayal of a gawky hairdresser. The film stumbles a bit in its depiction of the male characters as fools and deadheads, and in the final overlong hospital scenes involving the comatose Roberts, which play like a road company version of Terms of Endearment. Otherwise, Steel Magnolias is a prime example of ensemble filmmaking, lovingly coordinated by director Herbert Ross. Sidebar: Herbert Ross was reportedly rather rough on Julia Roberts, deriding her lack of experience. The rest of the female cast rallied around Roberts and told the director to lay off or pay the price.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2008
  • UPC: 043396252868
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,954

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Steel Magnolias
1. Start [3:27]
2. Mother of the Bride [3:27]
3. New Hire [1:50]
4. Talking Trash [1:47]
5. Clairee Belcher [5:08]
6. Ousier Boudreaux [2:02]
7. Wedding Day Gossip [6:58]
8. Insulin Shock [5:48]
9. Personal Tragedy [3:57]
10. The Wedding [2:40]
11. The Reception [6:26]
12. Leaving the Nest [3:51]
13. Christmas Festival [4:21]
14. Color Announcer [:59]
15. "I'm Pregnant" [11:47]
16. A Big Secret [1:52]
17. First Birthday Party [1:17]
18. Shelby's New Do [5:14]
19. Dialysis [3:23]
20. Beer & Christ [5:30]
21. "Looks Good" [1:18]
22. Wedding Shower [3:56]
23. Shelby Takes Ill [1:12]
24. In a Coma [3:42]
25. Family Decision [5:24]
26. Gave Site [6:05]
27. Laughter Through Tears [10:09]
28. Life Goes On [4:24]
Disc #2 -- Sleepless in Seattle
1. Start [5:27]
2. Annie & Walter [7:17]
3. You & Your Emotions [2:13]
4. Sam & Dr. Marcia [7:25]
5. Staff Meeting [2:13]
6. Lunch With Becky [1:48]
7. New Year's Eve [3:28]
8. Claire's Problem [1:30]
9. Mail Call [2:48]
10. Sleepless in Baltimore [5:28]
11. Tiramisu & Swatches [1:52]
12. "H.N.G." [1:22]
13. Back in the Saddle [1:53]
14. An Affair to Remember [6:13]
15. Researching Sam Baldwin [2:13]
16. Sign Language [1:38]
17. Victoria [4:12]
18. Closet Case [4:51]
19. Anni's Field Trip [8:34]
20. A Letter From Sam? [2:13]
21. The Dirty Dozen [6:07]
22. Annie & Walter in N.Y. [4:54]
23. N.Y. [2:26]
24. Empire State Building [1:44]
25. In Pursuit [1:36]
26. Walter's Sacrifice [1:49]
27. Reunited [2:20]
28. Destiny Fulfilled [9:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Steel Magnolias
   Play Movie
   Audio
      English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Isolated Music Score
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Special Features
      Director's Commentary: On
      Director's Commentary: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         At the Window
         Wedding Dance
         I'm Always Right
         Armadillos & Hell
         In the Buffet
         Frat Boy Tradition
         Honeymoon Chat
         Wedding Wind-Down
         Wedding Clean-Up Blues
         Christmas Carnival
      Talent Files
         Herbert Ross
         Sally Field
         Dolly Parton
         Shirley MacLaine
         Daryl Hannah
         Olympia Dukakis
         Julia Roberts
      Bonus Trailers
         My Best Friend's Wedding
         Stepmom
      In Full Bloom: Remembering Steel Magnolias
   Scene Selections
Disc #2 -- Sleepless in Seattle
   Play Movie
      Widescreen
      Full Screen
   Special Features
      Nora & Delia Ephron Commentary
         Commentary On
         Commentary Off
      "Love in the Movies" Featurette
      Music Video: "When I Fall in Love" by Celine Dion & Clive Griffin
      Talent Files
         Nora Ephron (Director)
         Tom Hanks
         Meg Ryan
         Bill Pullman
         Rosie O'Donnell
         Rob Reiner
      Theatrical Trailers
         Sleepless in Seattle
         My Best Friend's Wedding
         It Could Happen to You
         Also Starring Tom Hanks: Philadelphia
         Also Starring Tom Hanks: Nothing in Common
   Scene Selections
   Subtitles
      English
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Aspect Ratio Selection
      Widescreen
      Full Screen
Disc #3 -- Bonus Disc: Made of Honor Sneak Peek
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