Fried Green Tomatoes Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Fried Green Tomatoes the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Two stories about four women, love, friendship, Southern charm, and eccentricity are untidily held together by wonderful performances. Unhappy, middle-aged Evelyn (Bates), meets the talkative 83-year-old Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy). Ninny reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama and the two women, Idgie (Masterson) and Ruth (Parker), who ran the local cafe. Back-and-forth narrative as it tracks multiple storylines is occasionally confusing, though strong character development holds interest. Surprising box office hit adapted by Fannie Flagg from her novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Women, American South, Top Grossing Films of 1992, Female Bonding
Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski
Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell, Stan Shaw, Gailard Sartain, Timothy Scott, Gary Basaraba, Lois Smith, Grace Zabriskie
Geoffrey Simpson
Jon Avnet
Thomas Newman
Mark Huffam

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