Steel Magnolias -Remake Review
I don't know if you all caught it , but tonight Lifetime premiered, Queen Latifah's reboot of the hit movie "Steel Magnolias." This comes 23 years after its initial release starring, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley McClaine, Dolly Parton, and many other super stars.
In the remake, in which Queen Latifah served as executive producer, and plays as M'Lynn the matriarch of the movie. Other cast includes Alfre Woodard as the cranky Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine’s role), Phylicia Rashad as Clairee (Olympia Dukakis’ role) and Rashad’s real-life daughter Condola Rashad as M’Lynn’s daughter Shelby, the role originated by Julia Roberts. Jill Scott plays Truvy (Dolly Parton’s role), the owner of the salon where the women gather, and her assistant Annelle, originally played by Daryl Hannah, is portrayed by “Pariah” star Adepero Oduye.I had the opportunity to view this film tonight, and I must say that this was a great reboot. Some people called in crappy, I called it great. It was Queen Latifah's impersonation. This movie gave you that down South feel as well as encompassed all your emotions. The acting wasn't cheesy and each actor put their all into it.
I have always loved this movie. I love the remake. We even here more from Shelby's husband and we see more of the Family from M'Lynn's side. I must say it shows that a Black Family in this day and time can band together instead of being the stereotypical dysfunctional family (like mine). I advise you to check this movie out on lifetime whenever it comes on.