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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Evelyn Couch
... Idgie Threadgoode
... Ruth Jamison
... Ninny Threadgoode
... Sipsey
... Buddy Threadgoode
... Big George
... Ed Couch
... Smokey Lonesome (as Tim Scott)
... Grady Kilgore
... Mama Threadgoode
... Women's Awareness Teacher
... Prosecutor Percy
... Reverend Scroggins
... Sheriff Curtis Smoote
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Tomates verdes fritos  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$82,418,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,418,501
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In the Special Features on the DVD, the director states that Aretha Franklin's voice was dubbed into the soundtrack for the gospel singer in the church scene. See more »

Goofs

When Evelyn was knocking out the wall in her house she was using a sledgehammer with a long handle but when Ed comes in the sledgehammer was smaller and the handle was shorter. See more »

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Grady Kilgore: Ruth, I have to say. I believe Idgie's been a bad influence on you.
Ruth: I agree!
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Referenced in Men in Black II (2002) See more »

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Written by James Dean, Paul Riser, and William Weatherspoon
Produced by Arthur Baker
Co-Produced by Tommy Faragher
Performed by Paul Young
Mixed by Michael Brauer
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.)
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Storytelling at Its Best
25 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie immensely. This is one of the best examples of storytelling that I have seen. The structure of the movie - alternating between the past and present, with multiple intertwining plots - keeps the viewer hooked on how the story will unfold. It unfolds gracefully and is enjoyable throughout.

The acting is exceptional. Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary Louise Parker carry the bulk of the acting load. They are fantastic. The relationship between these very different young women is complex and satisfying.

Since the movie is about women and the female roles are so strong, this movie has been dubbed a "chick flick", but that pejorative is unfair. This is good film making and those who like plot-driven cinema will enjoy this immensely. This one is in my DVD collection.


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