Fried Green Tomatoes [DVD] [1991]

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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (141 out of 143)

Synopsis


Fried Green Tomatoes
A woman learns the value of friendship as she hears the story of two women and how their friendship shaped their lives in this warm comedy-drama. Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is an emotionally repressed housewife with a habit of drowning her sorrows in candy bars. Her husband Ed (Gailard Sartain) barely acknowledges her existence, and while he visits his aunt at a nursing home every week, Evelyn is not permitted to come into the room because the old women doesn't like her. One week, while waiting out Ed's visit, Evelyn meets Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a frail but feisty old woman who lives at the same nursing home and loves to tell stories. Over the span of several weeks, she spins a whopper about one of her relatives, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson). Back in the 1920s, Idgie was a sweet but fiercely independent woman with her own way of doing things who ran the town diner in Whistle Stop, Alabama. Idgie was very close to her brother Buddy (Chris O'Donnell), and when he died, she wouldn't talk to anyone except Buddy's girl, Ruth Jamison (Mary-Louise Parker). Idgie gave Ruth a job at the cafe after she left her abusive husband, Frank Bennett (Nick Searcy). Between her habit of standing up for herself, standing up to Frank, and serving food to Black people out the back of the diner, Idgie raised the ire of the less tolerant citizens of Whistle Stop, and when Frank mysteriously disappeared, many locals suspected that Idgie, Ruth, and their friends may have been responsible. Evelyn finds herself looking forward to her weekly visits with Ninny, and is inspired by her story to take a new pride in herself and assert her independence from Ed. Fried Green Tomatoes was based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by actress-turned-author Fannie Flagg, who makes a cameo appearance as the leader of a self-help group. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kathy Bates
    Kathy Bates - Evelyn Couch
  • Jessica Tandy
    Jessica Tandy - Ninny Threadgoode
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
    Mary Stuart Masterson - Idgie Threadgoode
  • Mary-Louise Parker
    Mary-Louise Parker - Ruth Jamison
  • Cicely Tyson
    Cicely Tyson - Sipsey



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Own Movie

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    Jamcguire
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    Love, love, love this captivating story. One of my daughter and I's favorite movies to watch together. This southern classic is a must own for your video collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hubby will even watch!!

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    TrasBran
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    Great for a snuggle up with your significant other movie night!! It’s one of only 2 “chick flicks” that hubby with watch!! Absolutely LOVE movie & it even came with a digital download!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A GOOD MOVIE

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    pepperandsalt
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    THIS A GOOD MOVIE, BUT NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. IT FITS RIGHT IN WITH TODAY'S #METOO MOVEMENT

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Trish
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    If you haven’t seen this movie you need too, old classic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OTA Users

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    Skippy
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    We don’t waste our money on cable or satellite services. We now order movies that we want to watch. Bestbuy usually has what we’re looking for for our movies library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CLASSIC MOVIE!

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    DarrinW
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    LOVE Fried Green Tomatoes and is one of the best movies ever! If you have not seen, you are truly missing out on a classic one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Picture

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    HTlt50
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    This was a gift for my brother-in-law who is in a nursing home and watches this movie several times a day. His copy was wearing out, and he was delighted with this version. He says that the picture is so very clear, so much better than the version he had before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for you and your older girls .!..

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    justme
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    great dvd --/--movie--better second time around except now I can watch it as many times as I want and whenever I want or let someone else enjoy it--awesome movie--

    I would recommend this to a friend



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