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Steel Magnolias (1989)

 





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Steel Magnolias (1989)

In Herbert Ross' tearjerking romantic comedy:

  • the death scene of diabetic daughter Shelby Eatenton Latcherie (Julia Roberts)
  • the graveyard scene around the casket in which grieving, strong-willed and feisty mother M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) reacted to her daughter's death - raging and despairing angrily: ("I'm fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can't! She never could! Oh God! I'm so mad, I don't know what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know WHY Shelby's life is over! I wanna know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was. Will he EVER know what she went through for him? Oh, God, I wanna know whyyyy! Whhhyyyyy?! Lord, I wish I could understand. No! No! No! It's not supposed to happen this way. I'm supposed to go first. I've always been ready to go first. I don't think I can take this. I don't think I can take this. I just wanna hit somebody til they feel as bad as I do! I JUST WANNA HIT SOMETHING! I WANNA HIT IT HARD!")
  • Clairee's (Olympia Dukakis) offer of Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine) as a punching bag: ("Here, hit this! Go ahead, M'Lynn. Slap her!")


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