|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.|
Editor's NoteAcademy 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.
|Mary Stuart Masterson|
|Fannie Flagg - Based on Novel By|
|Jon Avnet - Director|
|Jon Avnet - Producer|
|Jessica Tandy, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress|
|Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium|
a movie worth owning!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!
Good movie. Its older but entertaining and wholesome.