Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

DVD - 2006
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An 83-year-old reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen Anniversary ed. extended version.
ISBN: 9781417006045
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA FRIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 137 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 30, 2020

I checked out this movie during the Corona virus pandemic in Texas. I think I have seen this movie about seven times. The low point of the movie is when there is a train accident and one of the characters dies in the beginning. I usually skip this part because it is horrible and sad.
***If you get a chance, go to the main menu and find chapter 39 because that is my favorite. It is a scene at a Baptist church and the congregation is listening to a song about the 40 days and 40 nights of rainfall when Noah was alive with this ark. You can hear the drip, drop, drip, drip, drop. It is raining to the east. Raining to the west. Now add some rhythm and you have some great gospel music. I wish this scene was longer because it soothes and heals the soul after we learn how Ms. Ruth Jamison goes to heaven.
****This movie does not have fancy movie visual effects, but it does have excellent plot development and acting.

Aug 24, 2018

Amazing movie. Instant favorite and classic.

Apr 22, 2018

It was fun to watch this old movie again. Very enjoyable film.

Nov 17, 2016

Although the book goes more into detail, the movie is a great adaptation. The leading roles are fantastic!

Oct 14, 2016

Fried Green Tomatoes is one of the better book-to-film adaptations I've seen. The cast is great. I think the movie and the adult fiction book of the same title are about equally very good. The film is rated PG-13.

Mar 12, 2016

A excellent film. It might be a 'chick' flick but I don't care, it holds its own very well. Mary Stuart Masterson nails her character! Very enjoyable movie!

Dec 27, 2013

This film is a mixed bag. The flashback sequences between the two storylines are a bit cumbersome. In some respects I would have preferred simply having the film provide a single story of Ruth and Idgie. Overall, however, the film came across as effective and picturesque storytelling, though a bit heavy handed at times, especially in connection with the secondary story of Evelyn Couch’s liberation. I thought the locations and photography were excellent and greatly enhanced the presentation of the story, especially the rather iconic dredging of Frank Bennett’s truck out of the lake. On the other hand, I found myself confused at the end of the film as to exactly who Ninny Threadgoode was. In reading a plot summary of the book, she was supposed to have been some sort of orphan who was taken in by the Threadgoode household and then married one of Idgie’s brothers. However, this relationship was never clarified in the film and the ending seemed to suggest that for the film’s purposes, Ninny might actually be Idgie herself as an old woman, a suggestion reinforced by the note and jar of honey freshly left at Ruth’s grave when she and Evelyn pass by.

d2013 Apr 05, 2013

Sometimes you want to watch a movie more than once. This is one of them. It pulls at your heartstrings. Good story with strong female characters. Loved it!

Apr 05, 2013

Very touching film, great love story on one level and confidence building on the other. They balance out humour and seriousness in one story. Brought tears to my eyes and I am not a "chick".

Jul 20, 2012

One of my favorite movies of all times. I remember watching this often with my mum on our girl nights crying together because of the message of friendship and love that there is within this movie. A great girl-power movie. One to share with girlfriends and female relatives.

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Mar 18, 2012

A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.
Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy.


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