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  15 months ago

The May movie results are in!

Hello Influencers!

You voted and we got the results! The movie up for review this month is……Steel Magnolias!

Let the movie club begin!

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1- Write a review for the selected movie that is at least 200 words

2- Post the review in a comment to this topic

3- If you write a review that is at least 200 words, we will give you 1000 points to your account *

4- Check out the upcoming Toluna Magazine, May issue and see if you got featured in the pages! If you got featured you will get an extra 5000 points!

Let the Movie Club Begin!

*Note- in order to get the points you must submit your review by May 2nd


  15 months ago
Steel magnolias is a star studded movie that shows you all that life can throw at you. It deals with love, grief, joy etc. and the love of family and friends, of having a strong circle of loving people surrounding you. It shows you how each character has its own journey that they have to deal with, it makes you laugh and makes you cry, you can definitely identify with all the different situations that each character faces. It’s a loving movie of life and it’s struggles and how people deal, it makes you think and in the end appreciate life or at least that’s how it was for me. The bond between them is uncanny and makes think about the bonds we share with our own family members and friends and appreciate that more or at least look into the dynamics in your own surroundings. You feel so connected with the characters that this movie makes it one of those “I can always watch” movies and one you will always turn to when you feel like watching something heartwarming. Steel magnolias is a classic
In my list with actors I love, and one I always recommend in watching.


  15 months ago
Steel Magnolias is one of those movies that, from a man's perspective, is best seen with either female family members or a wife/girlfriend. I saw this movie once while deployed and here are my thoughts.
The cast, while iconic (Dolly Parton had one of her best acting turns as the salon owner), hasn't stood the test of time. Some of the details about life in the American South are somewhat dated now and one would need to view it today through a lens of history. Female audiences will still be drawn in by the interaction of the ensemble cast, especially when reminded of how good an actress Julia Roberts was early in her career.
Still, the central themes of sisterhood and pulling together are timeless. Shelby's death from diabetes complications brought the women together, and this circle proved accepting to newcomers as Daryl Hannah's character is eventually welcomed.
As someone who prefers action movies over romantic dramas, Steel Magnolias isn't bad. It just isn't a movie I prefer to watch alone.


  15 months ago
Steel Magnolias, is a good movie that never lets me down. It has comedy, drama, & romance. It is a movie about six Southern women, all in different ages, have a close bond among them. They share their laughter and sorrows with each other. It is also based on the author's real life experience.


  15 months ago
Thinking about Steel Mongolia is about men and women together in ceremony the part I liked most throughout the when they were at a party conversation among friends. Even though their costumes, dresses and chatting were’t suitable for their appearance they seem too much for their part among the rest of their colleagues or friends. In the first part the Easter eggs women was stopped and was very shocking who treated her tough. This dramatic scene with courage, faith, and egotistic style was one of the most interesting series of all.


  15 months ago
Steel Magnolias is a wonderful movie, I enjoyed it so much, I have watched it over and over through the years. Be prepared, it is a tearjerker, both sad and funny at times. This movie is about a mother, father, children, and friends, who come together during both happy times and sad ones, they stick together lending a helping hand, even a cranky older woman helps out too. Sally Fields, who plays the mother in this movie does an outstanding job of acting. Julie Roberts as Shelby earned an Oscar nomination for her part, and Dolly Parton does a good job of acting as a beautician. The story centers around Julia Roberts, who is a diabetic, and all the preparations for a beautiful wedding are going on, everyone is involved. Dolly Parton as Truvy Jones the beautician is busy doing all the ladies hair with Darrell Hannah's help as an aspiring beautician. Shelby is not suppose to have children, but she becomes pregnant, and then encounters more health problems, and so the story continues. There are laughable moments in the movie with Shirley MacLaine as a grumpy older lady, who's been in a bad mood for 40 years. Tom Skerritt as Drum is constantly shooting at some birds as a deterrent for the wedding. This is a delightful movie about family and friendship, who battle through the tears and laughter, and will leave you with heartwarming thoughts for years to come. I recommend this movie, if you like movies about everyday people, getting through their most difficult times.


  15 months ago
Steel Magnolias is a movie you can get so involved in, you feel connected to all of the characters. The main theme is Julia Roberts, playing Shelby, who gets married. She has to get ready and goes to a beauty salon with Dolly Parton playing Truvy .
All of the characters in the story in some way touch Shelby's life and is there for her through getting ready for her wedding and her having a baby later on in the movie.
I think Sally Fields does a wonderful job playing the mom and getting you involved in the story being told by six Southern bells.
Shelby being a diabetic causes problems with her health and in her marriage when it comes to having children.
Shelby does get pregnant and tries to live a normal life but has obstacles to overcome. It will make you laugh and cry.
This story is about life and death. It is a story of how several women overcomes trials and heartbreaking events. This movie is a great movie and I recommend it to everyone.


  15 months ago
Steal Magnolia's!!!! This is a classic. I remember watching this with my mom. We both would cry and laugh. A great movie to bring family and friends closer just from watching this movie togather.


  15 months ago
Steel Magnolias is a wonderful movie based on a Mothers love for her daughter as she battles Diabetes. This is a heart wrenching story as you watch her daughter slowly deteriorate but gracefully. I think the actrresses all did such a wonderful job with their roles. It keeps you watching till the end and its not only a once must see but anytime you are able to catch it on tv or online streaming. You defintely need to keep a box of tissues by your side and even your hubby if he will sit through this chick flick,.


  15 months ago
"Steel Magnolias" or Six Southern Belles, in my words, is based on a 1987 play by Robert Harling and is about six Southern women who become friends despite their widely different lives and interests. They take weekly meetings in a local beauty parlor and seem to be having a lot of fun and sisterly love. It would tug at your heart as one of these loyal friends, Shelby, and her husband, Jackson, are given the gift of parenthood. When Jackson Jr, their son, is around one year old this young Mother's life is taken by complications from her treatment for her kidney illness and you will cry for the loss of both her family of friends and her husband and child. But at the birth of another child you are reminded of the beauty, mystery and joy of the circle of life. This is a must see movie for a girl's night out as long as you have a box of tissues and a heart ready to be reminded that each day, each person and each friend is a gift. So, if you plan on watching this movie remember no matter where you live, North or South, with your best friend by your side you can be as strong as steel or as gentle as a magnolia.


  15 months ago
The film revolves around six small town Louisiana women who gather regularly at a local beauty salon to gossip about the latest goings on. Even as one of their own is on the cusp of becoming a wife, the primping and poofing of hair is still mostly an excuse to chatter away. For our entertainment, the women of the group all vary drastically in personalities and temperaments, of course. The characters run the gamut, from the bubbly salon owner, Truvy, to the naïve nervous wreck, Annelle, to the perpetually grouchy “Ouiser” Boudreaux, who stands firm as a one-woman army hurling complaints and insults at her opponents, to Clairee Belcher, a witty older widow who is making the most of her senior years and seems to be the only one able to match Ouiser’s antagonism with equal force.
And then there’s M’Lynn and Shelby, the mother and daughter who sit at the heart of the film’s story. M’Lynn is reserved and selfless, who wishes nothing more for her daughter but the best. Shelby seems to fancy herself a Southern belle and is the type of person who defends the subtle differences between the two shades of pink she has chosen for her wedding, and while she’s far from selfish, she, too, wants nothing more than the best that life can offer her, but much to her mother’s dismay, these hopes and dreams, may put her at odds with the fragile health she’s been cursed with.
It’s quite easy to dismiss the film as centering on a bunch of packaged character types who do nothing but gab on about the troubles they are having with their men and bodies and such – that’s not to say that this isn’t a large part of the film, but such a reductionist description of it does the film a disservice. Heck, with the exception of Annelle’s absent-from-the-start husband, Steel Magnolias is refreshingly fair in its portrayal of the men who occupy the lives of these six women’s lives without sacrificing the strength and integrity of its primary female roles. There’s also no competition between the sexes. The women stand by their men, and the men by their women, and they all stand by each other when life throws them a curveball. Conflict never comes from animosity – even the antagonism between Ouiser and the rest of the characters comes from an intimate familiarity and understanding that only the best of friends can exploit.
This film is a well thought out depiction of friendship that is often witty, comforting, heartwarming, and, yeah, at just the right times, even heartbreaking. It’s far from being a realistic portrayal of life, but it is a fairly excellent distillation of memorable moments in their lives that’s still recognizable and relatable. And there’s not a bad performance among the cast – I even found Julia Roberts, who in her first major role earned herself her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Shelby, to be more tolerable than usual, and I tend to dislike her often uptight performances. And while all the other women tend to play the role of comic relief, Sally Field stands as the pillar among the women in terms of her poignant portrayal of M’Lynn, who wants nothing more than to let her daughter have all that she herself has enjoyed throughout her own life and more but worries that the repercussions of pursuing those dreams may be too hard for her to handle.
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