Men are supposed to be made of steel, but Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts are the true strength of their families in this adaptation of the stage play Steel Magnolias. As the trailer’s tagline puts it, “it’s the funniest movie that will make you cry.”
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This movie is about Bob. Bob’s a junkie. Bob’s wife is a junkie. Bob’s friends are junkies. And you can’t talk a junkie out of using… but there’s also nothing more life-affirming that getting the crap kicked out of you. Drugstore Cowboy is based on the real-life struggles of the writer, James Fogle.
**We try to be a family-friendly podcast, but the subject matter of this movie is not appropriate for children, so you may want to skip listening to this one in the car with family. We don’t get vulgar or anything, but the movie’s called “Sex, Lies, and Videotape…” so… y’know.**
We learned that when it comes to movies like sex, lies, and videotape… Pat doesn’t get angry… that’s the thing. He’s ALWAYS angry. So if you enjoy artsy movies about mostly-irredeemable characters who cheat on each other, this one’s for you. Or if you like houseplants. They feature prominently.
Hoke may be driving Miss Daisy, but she’s certainly driving him crazy. This heartwarming story of a friendship that develops over many years — and many makes and models — is a must-see performance by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.