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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.
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"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.
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.
It really felt like two different films, with the flashback portions the more entertaining. Bates just seemed too over the top to make the current story any enjoyable.
But I did love Masterson and Parker, and all the adventures they got in to. And I always thought this was a chick flick, but it does deal with many adult themes like racism, cannibalism and maybe a hint of lesbianism??
Just wish the current story was half as good as the flashbacks.
Based on the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, the film still presents the book's message of love and empowerment, despite the toned-down approach to the lesbian story line. The movie is on Southern melodrama, with all the death, birth, racism and subtextual love affairs that could possibly be crammed into one movie. Sometimes I think it would have been better suited as a miniseries.
(Rachel) So after Gone With the Wind I got really into movies that would make me cry that’s why I picked Fried Green Tomatoes. It was different than I thought it would be, and I only cried for like a second. I liked it though. Kathy Bates is always great and the scene where she rams her car into the rude younger girls’ car after they stole her spot is like a dream come true. The flashback part of the story is about two girls “friendship” that ends up getting one of the girl’s abusive husband killed. It takes place in the racist south and has a lot of good moments. After watching it Tim mentioned that they were obviously…
Even though this film was merely the life story of two women the scope of the story made it feel like a large scale epic. So much drama and so many issues were jammed packed into this film that there was never a dull moment. The 1940’s southern setting gave the movie a really warm feeling despite some of the terrible events the characters were dealing with. There were many moments that were laugh out loud funny but just as many that were very sad and bordered on depressing. Some aspects may have been a little over the top but it all worked well together with the tone of the film. The movie really was very entertaining and a great example of wonderful story telling.
I've always had conflicting emotions about this film. A part of me thinks of it as one of my favourite films of all time: I was really young when I first watched it, and the story had a great impact on me. And now, the story continues to move me (I finished the book in tears, just last night), but I also realize that it could have been better made: the editing, the portrayal of lesbianism (well, lack of it) and other things, but it's still a powerful story with great acting. A story about strenght, friendship and the struggles of minorities, one of those stories that actually stay with you.
You could call it cheap, sentimentalist or even corny,…
The secret is in the sauce!
So, Netflix has this classified as a comedy?
Actually, I really love this movie. Watched it last month, I think. You'd think it would be depressing.
Another "meh" brought to me by my scriptwriting professor.
Wonderful movie about a woman who befriends an elderly lady at a nursing home. The lady offers up stories of her past as Kathy Bates learns to pick up her life. Very good movie. It's fun and moving.
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.
Great (and some over-the-top) performances and good production hardly help to hold one's interest to the meandering plot.
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