Fine/Fine. LOOKS NEARLY NEW. Running Time 118 mins. Color. PG. Private owner-NOT A RENTAL. Directed by Herbert Ross. Minor edge wear to cardboard sleeve; name on VHS label. Full of life and brimming with laughter, STEEL MAGNOLIAS directed by Herbert Ross is a warm and witty celebration of friendship, Southern-style. Julia Roberts portrays a vibrant, young diabetic whose decision to have a baby may cost her life. Sally Field stars as her mother, torn between love and anger. Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Olivia Dukakis are the four loyal friends who support them with booyant humor and unfailing grace. Based on Robert Harling's semi-autobiographical hit play. Also stars Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sam Shepard.