Steel Magnolias: Why I Hate This Movie

I have a dear friend from college whose favorite movie is the 1989 classic Steel Magnolias. I remember her popping in the DVD (this was before Netflix) and everyone gathering around with their popcorn like it was yesterday.

juliaTo refresh your memory, the movie tells the dramatic real-life story of Shelby (played by Julia Roberts) and her mother M’Lynn (played by Sally Fields) as they fight to save Shelby’s life. Against the advice of her doctor, Shelby—who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant—decides to go through with the life-threatening pregnancy. I had never seen the movie and I sat in horror as I watched it for the first time. Why did I bawl my head off throughout the story?

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