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Fried Green Tomatoes [1991 film]

by Jon Avnet (Director), Fannie Flagg (Screenwriter), Carol Sobieski (Screenwriter)

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A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.
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I watched a bit of the beginning, but didn't particularly care for the story. YMMV. ( )
  librisissimo | Feb 23, 2022 |
An enjoyable film with a dual timeline, featuring the rebellious Idgie in the 1930s, and Evelyn, a rather unassertive woman in the 1990s who wants to save her marriage. The link is Ninny, an elderly lady, who tells the story of her family, including a murder inquiry. Very well done, realistic and a nice blend of trauma and gentle humour. Some bad language, some shocking treatment of black people in the earlier sections (this is set in Alabama, in the southern part of the USA) but overall an uplifting, encouraging film.

Recommended to older teens and adults.

Longer review here: https://suesdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2020/11/fried-green-tomatoes-at-whistle-stop... ( )
  SueinCyprus | Nov 17, 2020 |
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet
Writers: Fannie Flagg (novel), Fannie Flagg (screenplay), and 1 more
Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson
  UT_WCC | Jan 7, 2011 |
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Avnet, JonDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flagg, FannieScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sobieski, CarolScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bates, Kathysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kerner, Jordansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masterson, Mary Stuartsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Donnell, Chrissecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, Mary-Louisesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LoisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tandy, Jessicasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tyson, Cicelysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Based on the novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg
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