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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  24 January 1992 (USA)
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

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Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.

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24 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Tomates verdes fritos  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$80,100,000 (USA)
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The "Valdosta" courthouse in the movie (where the trial is held) is not actually Valdosta's courthouse. The real one is white brick, the movie courthouse has red brick. See more »

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When Evelyn picks up the note from Idgy to Ruth at the end of the film, she does not place the note back on her grave beside the honey. But when it flashes back to the grave the note has been placed back on Ruth's grave stone. See more »

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Nurse: I'd thought you'd be happy for Miz. Threadgood.
Evelyn Couch: [Crying and very upset] Happy? Cuz she's dead?
Nurse: No that she gets to go home. She just left in a yellow cab.
Evelyn Couch: [Looking VERY confused] I don't understand...
Nurse: Well, there was really no point in her staying here now that Mrs. Otis died...
Evelyn Couch: [Wide eyed] Mrs. OTIS died?
Nurse: Well yes.
Evelyn Couch: Mrs Otis died!
[hopping around laughing]
Evelyn Couch: Mrs. Otis died!
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If I Can Help Somebody
Written by Alma Androzzo
Produced by Arthur Baker
Performed by Aaron Hall
Mixed by Louis Scalise
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This is such an awesome movie. I remember watching it as a girl, and when I found it in a clearance bin a few months ago, I jumped on it. I watched it then, and now, having watched it again... Mary Stuart Masterson is AMAZING. Tears fall unwittingly down my cheeks during her performance. I was also enchanted by Mary-Louise Parker, and I always always LOVE Kathy Bates. Jessica Tandy is also her usual fit self, and Cecily Tyson was great ("Shoo! I ain't scared of you!") and I could go on for ages about all of them.

I will admit that this is the Ultimate Chick Flick. That title, however, does not detract from its overall quality. The men are more than just caricatures, and the nostalgia and love of the book made its way into the movie. I have to commend Avnet for his efforts.

And now that I am out of intelligent things to say, THIS MOVIE ROCKS MY SOCKS! It's re-watchability and great everything make this the movie (along with Love and Basketball and my Buffy DVDs) that I take with me to college and suggest we watch at every opportunity.


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