This comedy-drama follows several years in the lives of six close-knit women whose lives always come together at a Louisiana beauty parlor, owned by Truvy (Dolly Parton
) who also employs Annelle (Daryl Hannah). Shirley plays a grouchy, pessimistic widow named Ouiser who is closest with another widow, the cheerful Clairee (Olympia Dukakis), while Sally Field
plays Truvy's good friend M'Lynn and Julia Roberts
plays M'Lynn's daughter. Weddings, holidays, divorces and pregnancies come and go as the women's lives take on the complexities of humor, heartbreak and, ultimately, tragedy.
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