It’s the only movie with Julia Roberts that I can bear to watch

13 Jun

Sometimes I think my favourite Steel Magnolias line is:

“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize”.

But mostly I’m pretty sure it’s:

“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years”.

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15 Responses to “It’s the only movie with Julia Roberts that I can bear to watch”

  1. Leenie June 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    Ouiser Boudreax is my hero.

    Great script. A little too soapy but worth watching a lot. How about…

    Oh! He’s a real gentleman! I bet he takes the dishes out of the sink before he PEES in it!

    Drum: Ouiser you look like hammered shit.
    Ouiser Boudreaux: Don’t you talk to me like that!
    Drum: Oh,I’m sorry you look like regular shit.

    • ThirdCat June 14, 2010 at 8:09 am #

      I’ve often wondered why I forgive it for being so soapy and cheesy (and for having Julia Roberts). But I just love it.

  2. Isabelle June 14, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    I’ve just watched your grumpy video. I loved it! It was so nice to see and hear you again; it reminded me so much of your story about the dead librarian.

    What a wo nderful room.

    • ThirdCat June 14, 2010 at 8:10 am #

      yes, that’s what the mister said, ‘Gee the room looks good’.

      Wish we were back in Edinburgh this year.

  3. Pavlov's Cat June 14, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    The line I’ll never forget is ‘I will not let mah own personal tragedy interfere with mah abiliteh to do good hay-uh.’

    • ThirdCat June 14, 2010 at 8:12 am #

      that’s it…I’m going to see if I can download it and watch it this weekend…

  4. suse June 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    i quote that olympia dukakis quote about the accessorising ALL THE TIME.

  5. Amelia June 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I have never seen this film but those lines are fabulous, might have to hire it this weekend!

  6. franzy June 16, 2010 at 5:03 am #

    I can’t believes you deleted the personal trainer prank!
    ‘larious!

    • ThirdCat June 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

      actually, I can’t work out what happened to that…it happened once before too. And I’m too lazy to write it again.

  7. TimT June 16, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Never watched it, but I do know one thing about it. Apparently it’s got a red velvet cake in the shape of an armadillo, so it can’t be all bad.

    • ThirdCat June 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

      yes, the armadillo cake is quite something. It’s got grey icing (should I be writing spoiler alert on this?)

  8. genevieve June 17, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    HEH. I must see it again too.
    Julia is also bearable in Pret-A-Porter, but that’s because of her director, and the person she shares the hotel room with.
    I do love that quote about personal tragedy. I love them all.
    It had the makings of a fine comedy about it.

  9. meggie June 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    That is my all-time favourite quote too!

  10. Ann O'Dyne July 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    I loved that film and willingly let it suck me right into howling.
    Here is the motherlode of favourite lines and my money is on

    “time marches on, and eventually you notice it’s marched right across your face”

    2. women’s weekly has add-on mini mag which is an ode to Our PM … an ode.

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