Steel Magnolias

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jackson comes home and finds Jack Jr. sitting in the floor crying and Shelby unconscious on the steps, the refrigerator door is open in the kitchen. But Shelby was in the sunroom dressing Jackson in his costume when she became ill. Either she left the refrigerator door open before she went out to put him in his costume or when she went back in to call her husband, she crawled all the way into the kitchen and opened the door, but neither scenario makes sense. Also, she had to go back inside to call Jackson, but he finds her unconscious with the phone back out in the sunroom. She was barely able to move, so it's unlikely that she would take the phone from inside the house and crawl back out to the sunroom with it.

Correction: She had a cramp when dressing Jack Jr, she didn't fully collapse then. It's possible she grabbed the phone and pulled at the fridge as she was heading outside, and was able to walk for part of it. Things being "unlikely" don't make them impossible or a film mistake.

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Corrected entry: When Shelby dies, Jack Jr. is about 15 months old and Annelle is pregnant (she asks M'Lynn if it's OK for her and Sammy to name 'this' baby Shelby as she cradles her belly). At the Easter picnic, Jack Jr. looks about 3 years old (it even says in the credits he is 3) but Annelle is just about to give birth to her baby.

Correction: Jack, Jr. was 15 months old when Shelby went into the coma (he had just turned one in July and Shelby went into the coma on Halloween). However, the movie doesn't say how long she was in the coma before she passed away. It's possible she was on life support for months before she died. There was no mention of Annelle being pregnant until Shelby died.

Continuity mistake: At the wedding, Darryl Hanna's glass of coke is full when it's poured, but the level's lower when it's handed to her.

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Truvy: Sammy is so confused he doesn't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt.

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Trivia: This is a true story. After the death of his sister, Robert Harling locked himself in a room and 10 days later came out with this play which 3 years later became a movie. The movie was even filmed in the town that where everything happened and the nurse and doctors who cared for his sister Susan played themselves in the movie.

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Question: In the scene where Shelby and Jackson are eating the wedding cake, what was the point of Nancy Beth telling Shelby that Jackson is "one big-hanging man"? And how does Nancy Beth even know?

Answer: Nancy Beth, who has had a crush on Jackson, is likely jealous that he is marrying Shelby rather than her. She is trying to ruin Shelby's happiness with her spiteful comment, hinting that she has been intimate with Jackson, though it is uncertain if she ever has been.

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Answer: Reading this answer, I just now put two and two together. While it's obvious Nancy Beth is referring to the fact that she's been with Jackson intimately, it kind of refers to the "ladies man" persona Jackson has. It also foreshadows for later in the film, when Shelby bitterly says, "Jackson loves to hunt for anything", he is what used to be called "a skirt chaser." I always felt that having babies wasn't the only reason Shelby reconsidered marrying Jackson. I always suspected she feared womanizing on the side would happen.

Answer: She's basically saying she has had a piece of him already and was trying to ruin her day by reminding her of their affair. This also helps clarify when Shelby tells her mom she's pregnant, that they are having marital problems pretty much he is cheating on her.

Answer: She'd definitely been to bed with him. Nancy Beth was known as kind of loose, as you can see her mom had to reel her in at the wedding. Then there was the Miss Merry Christmas scandal where she was stripped of her title because she was found in a hotel room with I believe one of the judges. Shelby tried to appease Jackson by having a baby, to try to keep his interest at home.

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