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      Fried Green Tomatoes

      PG-13 Released Dec 27, 1991 2h 10m Drama List
      76% Tomatometer 46 Reviews 87% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch's (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn's outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Fried Green Tomatoes' tearjerking drama is undeniably manipulative, but in the hands of a skilled cast that includes Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates, it's also powerfully effective.

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      Hugo Davenport Daily Telegraph (UK) Do not be deterred by the indigestible title nor, if feministically inclined, by the fact that it is directed by mere man Jon Avnet. It is funny, cleverly constructed, often rather moving, and only occasionally allows sentiment to slop over the bucket. May 20, 2022 Full Review Michael Sragow New Yorker [A] clunky, fraudulent, yet apparently crowd-pleasing laugh-and-tear-jerker. Jun 2, 2014 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times When a group of actors this gifted and lively tries so good-naturedly to deliver such an obvious message, the audience is left in the position of trying to stop a tidal wave. You may hate yourself for responding, but you're smothered before you know it. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 2, 2014 Full Review Malinda Lo AfterEllen.com Fried Green Tomatoes is iconic in its presentation of love across the years, across generations and across boundaries. It’s a tamed but still powerful love story -- and a lesbian classic, if only in subtext. May 6, 2024 Full Review Rex Sterling Alabama Forum A compelling and enjoyable movie. May 4, 2023 Full Review Maria Vetrano Gay Community News (Boston) The final and most important question is, is Fried Green Tomatoes worth all the compromise or will you leave the theater forlorn and bleary eyed? Not to worry... it will leave you with that warm, gummy feeling you get when Bette Midler sings a lullabye. May 17, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Tom and Pat Hardy A great movie about the South and Southern people. Some of the funniest lines in any movie, and some of the most heart-breaking scenes.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Kelsey c I love this movie! I cried. I laughed. Amazing movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review Drea W One of my fav movies of all time! Incredible acting all around, such a wonderful story and just a warm, heart felt movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review K K Laugh, cry, get upset experience all emotions while watching this movie. A wonderful cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/10/24 Full Review Courtney K it's got a killer cast & everyone plays their parts really well. the story was fine - sadder than i was expecting; not really my jam - but i still liked it well enough. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/24 Full Review Lukas S This is my all time favorite movie. It's got everything-comedy, drama, mystery, a fantastic soundtrack, great acting, a wonderful script, and story that will leave you wanting to watch it all over again. One of the most touching, heartfelt pieces I've ever seen. Please watch this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch's (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn's outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better.
      Director
      Jon Avnet
      Producer
      Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner
      Screenwriter
      Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Electric Shadow Productions, Universal Pictures, Avnet/Kerner Productions, Act III Communications, Fried Green Tomatoes Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 27, 1991, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $81.2M
      Runtime
      2h 10m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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