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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.
A somewhat clumsily made film that still has a lot of charm and heart, Fried Green Tomatoes tells the story of a relationship between two women in the Depression-era south, and how they confront sexism, racism, violence and societal expectations.
Told through the framing device of a deeply unhappy Kathy Bates finding a new joy through her friendship with a sparkly and vibrant elderly woman in a nursing home, there's definite positives to the film's portrayal of female friendship.
In a cinematic landscape where the vast majority of films are about men, or feature men strongly, there aren't many films that really celebrate the relationships between women, and Fried Green Tomatoes has some great performances. Kathy Bates in particular is…
Oh God. I did not though i could cry that much.
It seemed like a short novel. You get introduced to the characters, listen to a story and enjoy watching, that's it. And how captivating these persons could be!
I was with headaches when i start watching, and wasn't getting into the story, but.. the movie it's so, so, so good that heals me and keeped me looking at the screen and wanting more about Idgie and Ruth.
Evelyn and Mr. Threadgoode showed the maturity we all have to be in the end of life.
and the soundtrack was perfect to me.
Ruth Jamison is my dream girl
Idgie Threadgoode, I wanna be like you, you're my role model!
I saw this movie on basic cable when I was fourteen. It's a captivating story, you fully immerse yourself into the characters and the plot. Several years later, the movie keeps intact its charm and even better, it's now a classic. I remember how I loved the Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Park characters.
Ich sage direkt, dass der bei einer Zweitsichtung wahrscheinlich sogar eine höhere Bewertung bekommen könnte, denn was Jon Avnet mit seinem Cast bestehend aus Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kathy Bates und Mary-Louise Parker auf die Leinwand zaubert ist kaum in Worte zu fassen. Außer vielleicht: Ganz großes Kino mit so viel Herz, Leidenschaft, Schmerz und Humor wie man es nur sehr selten zu sehen bekommt.
I don't know how it took me so long but my heart felt ALL OF THE FEELINGS.
This was my mom and sister's favorite film when I was growing up. I remembered the cannibalism, the race violence and Kathy Bates wrapped in seran-wrap. Three things that leave an impression.
(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…
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