M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.
What a sweet and tragic movie. A superb cast of talented ladies that shine in this movie about the power of love and what sacrifices some women are willing to make to carry a child. There is a real sense of family and friendship throughout the film. This movie is a real tearjerker and was based on a true story.
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