The Mako Mori test is passed if the movie has a) at least one female character b) who gets her…
Fried Green Tomatoes
The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.
Viewed on Blu-ray
"It's sucky and that tomato is just rotten."
That's my 8 year old son's reaction to seeing the poster as I write this review.
I've actually seen this film and my son is wrong.
It's not "sucky" at all. I quite enjoyed it...
A tiny bit ropey in places but very enjoyable for both stories. The entire film itself is heart warming and is intriguing most of the times but some scenes felt rushed and were edited quite badly to understand what happened ex... The train accidents. Or the director found it difficult to portray a way of showing us the accidents.
This film was enjoyable to watch and in a way watching past flash backs and then to present day they could of made two films. One could of been called 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and the other could of been called 'At The Whistle Stop Cafe'
Kathy bates is such a great actress and you love her character straight away and Jessica…
Your mother is a filthy whoredevil.
A fabulous weepie with a blackly comic heart and four superlative leading lady performances.
I love films about gal pals who are just friends... SUCH GOOD FRIENDS.
One of my wife's favourite films,this is a touching drama surrounding a friendship between a middle-aged housewife and an elderly lady in a nursing home.
Over a series of visits the old lady recounts the tale of a now abandoned town of Whistlestop. Told in flashback form she centres her story on a couple of women (Idgie and Ruth) and there subsequent adventures. Although dare I say it a bit of a chick flick this wasn't entirely without it's moments. As the story flits between depression-era and the 1980's we learn more about these women's live's and the home-life of downtrodden 80's house-wife Evelyn played by Kathy Bates. Mary Stuart Masterson is the star of the depression-era scenes as the precocious Idgie in a role where she brought all her tom-boyish charm to. An engaging and sentimental story this was not as bad as I had feared and my wife royally took the piss as I seemed to enjoy it.
"Secret's in the sauce"
Fried Green Tomatoes was one of my Aunty Maureen's favorite films. She was one of them who wasn't actually blood related, but we all just loved her so much that we ended up making her our Aunt. Anyway, she loved The Thing, as I'm sure I've already said, and I saw that one a long time ago. That was her all time favorite, but FGT was a film she mentioned so often and each time I saw her, she'd ask if I'd seen it yet.
It took me a long time to see this one, and I've got no idea why. But I do wish I could see her one last time to tell her I've…
Interesting period drama with a murder mystery in the story.
Considering the time when this was made and the kind of movies my mom was watching through the 90's, I'm downright shocked I never saw this movie. I kept thinking about Forrest Gump, which came a couple years later, while watching this one. It has that kind of sappy emotional sensibility to it, and also jumps through time a bit. Also takes place in the south, also weaves in some heavy themes to otherwise lighthearted material. That jump back and forth between deadly serious and saccharine humor has always bothered me. For that reason, among others, Fried Green Tomatoes did not resonate with me too deeply. Mary Stuart Masterson is fun to watch. She gets some fun character traits to…
Loved. Very intense emotional roller coaster this one. Lots of death & hardship & lesbians. I loved everyone and everything, a true feminist anthem. Many great performances by a great ensemble cast. Mary-Louise Parker is the sexiest woman on the planet and I could write bad poetry about her mouth if anyone would let me.
The first time I watched this I started it again immediately and watched it through a second time and I cried a lot both times
One of those classic films that I've put off seeing for years as I feared I wouldn't enjoy it. Glad to say I was wrong. Although it is a little like visiting an old relative. Muddled but sweet stories about people you don't know. Maybe I missed something but who was Jessica Tandy's character really? Was she Itsie? Either way, she and Bates were great together.
It's rather rare to see a friendship between women beautifully portrayed in a movie (and I mean between Ninny and Evelyn).
Funny and charming, FGT touches at some important themes like racism and slavery but in the end it's just your regular "feel good" comedy.
The best way to describe this movie is "safe." Unoffensive, easily-digestible (no pun intended there). The problem is that it's also pretty bland. There's no emotional weight and I'm left just not giving a crap about it.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…