Six icons of the silver screen come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. A young beautician, newly arrived in the small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton, newly married and joyfully pregnant, even though her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn Eatenton looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.
Director: Herbert Ross
Writer: Robert Harling
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Julia Roberts