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Academy Award-winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this inspiring drama adopted from Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy) she hears a remarkable tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heart-warming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet.
Kathy Bates stars as an unhappy wife trying to get her husband's attention in this amusing and moving 1991 screen adaptation of Fannie Flagg's novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. After befriending a lonely old woman (Jessica Tandy), Bates hears the story of a lifelong friendship between two other women (Mary Stuary Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, seen in flashback) who once ran a cafe in town against many personal odds. The tale inspires Bates to take further command over her life, and there director Jon Avnet (Up Close and Personal), in his first feature, has fun with the film. Bates develops a real attitude toward her thickheaded spouse at home and some uppity girls in a parking lot, but dignity is generally the key to Avnet's approach with the story's crucial relationships. Tandy is a joy and clearly loves the element of mystery attached to her character, and Masterson and Parker are excellent in the historical sequences. --Tom Keogh
This was SUCH a great movie I cannot believe I just watched it for the first time. I bought it.Published 8 days ago by Deborah Dolen
It's Fried Green Tomatoes ... what more needs to be said...Published 13 days ago by VIP - a Customer!
Great movie with a great cast. I could watch this many times over and over. This is a classic!Published 14 days ago by Eoejr
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As someone who has both seen the movie and read the book several times, I feel the need to weigh in here.
In the movie (since most people saw it BEFORE reading the book) Jessica Tandy has a line in her first scene with Kathy Bates (Evelyn) where she states, "I married her brother... Read More
Mar 21, 2009 by Amanda Heffner | See all 96 posts
No... They are not the same person.
A common mistake.
Aug 21, 2012 by D. MacLeod | See all 3 posts
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Did you see "The Help"? It's about the Deep South with probing about relationships among women. I liked it and the book very much.
Aug 27, 2011 by Marjorie Bell | See all 9 posts
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omg. i LOVE marilla! i googled it, and this is all i could find in terms of a reason she was thanked for fried green tomatoes:
Based on Fannie Flagg's 1987 novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," the screenplay is credited to Flagg, Avnet and (in some of the publicity)... Read More
May 19, 2009 by Julia Fg Smith | See all 2 posts
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In the book it is heavily implied (like gigantic blazing signs) that Idgie and Ruth are in a romantic relationship. (Such as Buddy jr being referred to as Idgie and Ruth's son, the money given by her father to start the cafe is because she now has the responsibility of Ruth and the baby,... Read More
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