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Fried Green Tomatoes (Widescreen Collector's Edition)

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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.

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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

Special Features

  • Moments of Discovery: The Making of Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Feature Commentary with Director Jon Avnet
  • Jon Avnet's Director's Notes
  • Production Photographs
  • Poster Campaign
  • Sipsey's Recipes
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy, Chris O'Donnell
    • Directors: Jon Avnet
    • Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
    • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    • Subtitles: Spanish, French
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
      NR
      Not Rated
    • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
    • Run Time: 137 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,165 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: 6305212112
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,217 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Fried Green Tomatoes (Widescreen Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

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