2023 Blind Spot Series: Steel Magnolias
What I knew going in: Not much at all, honestly.
We're starting off the 2023 Blind Spot Series on a lighthearted note. This is one of those movies I hadn't put a ton of thought into until many started mentioning it during a previous Thursday Movie Picks theme. Then I felt like the only person who missed it.
I thought this was really fun. Dolly Parton brings a lot of sweetness to it. I love when she tells Sally Field that she has a rule that no one cries alone in her presence. Shirley MacClaine is hilarious as Ouiser. Darryl Hannah's character took a turn I didn't expect, but the biggest part of the story is between mother and daughter, played by Sally Field and Julia Roberts. That's where all the drama comes in.
This made for a good afternoon watch. It starts on a positive note, pivots to something more devastating but brings us back to something hopeful. All the women involved give great performances and it was a joy to watch.