In the tradition of the old Southern storyteller, 'Fried Green' Tomatoes classic tale weaves together disparate lives and cherished times. Evelyn (Kathy Bates) is a middle-aged housewife dissatisfied with her life. One day she meets an elderly lady, Mrs Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) who tells her a story of two young women in the 1930's on a journey through life and love. The friendship of the two girls, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary Louise Parker) inspires Evelyn to improve her life and luck. A warm, touching and at rimes greatly amusing tale about the importance of friendship.
I recommend this as a "must see" film. Well filmed and enjoyable - never dull. A very clever story told in intriguing flash-backs, in combination with excellent filming of the forming of a friendship between Evelyn and Ninny, and cleverly poking fun at some of the worse aspects of modern life.
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A Long, Worthwhile Journey Through Friendship
- Fried Green Tomatoes review by ciml
This is a film with too many sub-plots to mention. Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy weave truly three-dimensional characters with their "present day" friendship, while Tandy's storytelling leads the viewer effortlessly into the deep 1920s Alabama. If anything, it feels longer than than its two hour length, yet the story and the performances are so engaging that the film is a joy to watch.
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A "must-see" film
- Fried Green Tomatoes review by HE
A story of love and friendship told in an engaging way which had me hooked from the start. Images and sentiments that I will remember for a long time.