Did you know that Lifetime Television is about to release a new version of Steel Magnolias? I was super excited to hear this as I am a fan of the original with Julia Roberts. I was given the opportunity to watch the movie and Ben and I did so last weekend. After we watched the new version we decided to watch the older version because it had been a while since I had seen it. Here is some information on the new one which will air Sunday October 7th, at 9pm/8pm Central on Lifetime.
ALL-STAR CAST FEATURES QUEEN LATIFAH,
PHYLICIA RASHAD, ADEPERO ODUYE, CONDOLA RASHAD
WITH JILL SCOTT AND ALFRE WOODARD
Film Executive Produced By Award Winning Duo CRAIG ZADAN and NEIL MERON
QUEEN LATIFAH, SHAKIM COMPERE and SHELBY STONE Also Executive Produce
Film Directed By KENNY LEON
Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs ad tragedies, they congregate at Truvy's beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair and nails - all the important topics that truly unite and celebrate women.
Queen Latfiah will play "M'Lynn," Phylicia Rashad as "Clairee," Adepero Oduye as "Annelle," Condola Rashad as "Shelby, " Jill Scott as "Truvy" and Alfre Woodard as "Ouiser."
My Thoughts: I thought it was great! It truly was an updated version of the original. Most of the dialog is the same and the new actors did a great job of becoming the original characters. They did update things for the times. The original was in the 1980s so instead of talking about a VCR they would mention a PlayStation. Although they all did a wonderful job I especially loved Queen Latifah's role as M’Lynn. She brought all the right emotion to her role.
What I love about Steel Magnolias is that it will make you laugh and it will make you cry. This movie didn't disappoint.
So go now and set your DVRs if you have one. You don't want to miss this!