Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
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.
I love films about gal pals who are just friends... SUCH GOOD FRIENDS.
All I can say is that this is one of my favorite films so far.
Towanda! What else can I say? I am older and have more insurance!
I little too ooey gooey sweet for me.
"I'm too young to be old and too old to be young."
Such a quote spoken by Kathy Bates' character in the 1991 film by Jon Avnet Fried Green Tomatoes speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever transitioned from one stage of life to another. This film beautifully juxtaposes two women as they transition to two very different points in their lives. Discovering oneself and making the most out of the life we are given are points to take home from Avnet's tale. Points that any living being has felt before, and will undoubtedly feel again.
Bored, listless, and underwhelmed by her life and her marriage, Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is tired of her life as a thankless…
so this was not as great as my mum has made it out to be for the past 10 or so years of my life, but it certainly is a heck of a lot gayer.
Oscar bait of the highest order. It's almost impressive the amount of clichés they managed to stuff into this dull melodrama. Even worse, the filmmakers removed the one progressive aspect of the book, being the central homosexual relationship between Idgie and Ruth. Instead they're just super close friends.
The scenes between Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates don't fare much better. Bates' character learns how to be more assertive thanks to these inspiring tales, and very conveniently is presented opportunities to display her new found confidence. So many eye roll worthy moments.
i want to die idgie and ruth loved each other so much
A heartwarming female bonding movie that has all the elements of a good ol' Southern yarn.
It was a good thing that Kathy Bates made this movie so soon after "Misery." She had made such an impression as a psycho in the earlier film that she might have had trouble getting herself out from under the mantle of Annie Wilkes. But she plays a completely different character here, a dowdy, bored housewife who befriends a little old lady forgotten in a retirement home (Jessica Tandy). Tandy begins to tell her the story of a female relative, Idgie Threadgoode, and her deep friendship with Ruth, which is played out in flashback by Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. The story is one of those melodramatic, life-affirming ones, but it's acted extremely well by the four women, and the film mostly avoids the treacle that threatens to come pouring in around the edges.
From 1992 (I'm 12): "This movie has its secrets, but don't worry, they are revealed in the last 30 minutes of the run amok, fun-to-watch picture...but it lacked a total point. At times I felt my mind drift because so did the plot...Remember, secret's in the sauce!"I made a special note of how long after watching the film - on a plane - I recorded my thoughts. 10 days.[dug out of an old journal; entered for completeness more than anything.]
Will not be completed probably (like every other challenge) because of summer, I never watch many movies during the summer,…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!