Fried Green Tomatoes Collector's Edition

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by A customer on 1/10/2011

Good movie. Its older but entertaining and wholesome.

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a movie worth owning!

on 5/6/2012

I just love movies where you get to hear the characters tell stories. Especially, hearing Ninny Threadgoode tell one! Jessica Tandy will bring warmth to your heart and laughter to your soul, as she carries you (and Kathy Bates) away with her delightful storytelling. Idgy Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison portray the naughty and good sides of people living back in the 30s. You can't help but love Idgie's spunky/dogmatic character, while holding a protective/motherly love for the gentle, sweet Ruth. These two have the time of their lives together and show true devotion in friendship. Be enveloped into the scenes as Ninny tells them, keep those tissues at hand and have your own copy, because you won't watch it only once!

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Three generations of unconventional women fight for their independence in the fictional town of whistle stop, alabama. Bonus features: featuretee, audio commentary, talent bios, web links, production notes, soundtrack, theatrical trailer, easter egg, and the making of... Documentary.


Studio Universal
SKU 40105288
UPC 025192024429
UPC 14 00025192024429
Format DVD
Release Date 4/25/2010
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Academy Award winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this comic, heartwarming tale of family, friendship and murder in rural Georgia. In a Southern nursing home, a feisty resident and old local fixture named Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) befriends Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) a depressed housewife and stirs her to action with an inspirational tale. She tells the story of a transcendent friendship between two young women living in Georgia in the 1930s, Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary Louise Parker), who forge a powerful bond after witnessing a terrible tragedy together. The two women open a cafe (where fried green tomatoes are a house specialty) together in their small Southern town of Whistle Stop and manage to survive the hardships of life, despite racism, prejudice and the pressures of trying to live their lives as individuals in a strict and close-minded Southern society. Their friendship lasts through many ups and downs over the years, helping one of the women through an abusive marriage, and buoying both of them through the gossip and jealousy of those small-minded people who try to control their lives. Based on Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE.
Rolling Stone "...Jessica Tandy is glorious..." 01/23/1992 p.50
Sight and Sound "...Handsomely mounted, engagingly performed...[and] wrapped around with an ingratiating score by Thomas Newman..." 03/01/1992 p.56
Los Angeles Times "...A folksy enigma....Blessed with a number of out-of-the-ordinary performances....Both Tandy and Masterson bring a similar amount of sass and skill to their very watchable performances..." 12/27/1991 p.F1
Jon Avnet
Cicely Tyson
Jessica Tandy
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary Stuart Masterson
Cast & Crew
Jessica Tandy - Actor
Kathy Bates - Actor
Mary Stuart Masterson - Actor
Mary-Louise Parker - Actor
Fannie Flagg - Based on Novel By
Jon Avnet - Director
Jon Avnet - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
Catalog ID 20244
UPC 00025192024429
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 137 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1992) Jessica Tandy, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress,Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Because of its strong sense of character development, Fried Green Tomatoes touches a plethora of emotional chords. At times, it is gritty and inspirational, while still maintaining enough comedy to offset the less-comfortable instances of emotional upheaval. For mystery-lovers, there's even a murder thrown in.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Bates,Kathy
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin Enjoyable story-within-a-story film... First-rate adaptation of Fannie Flagg's novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe...

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