Fried green tomatoes

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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
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Grouped Work ID52785d4f-7ef3-d6af-7437-f9fb5130b5d1
Grouping Titlefried green tomatoes
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-17 15:14:00PM
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auth_author2Avnet, Jon, 1949-
Bates, Kathy, 1948-
Flagg, Fannie,
Flagg, Fannie.
Kerner, Jordan,
Kerner, Jordan.
Masterson, Mary Stuart, 1966-
Parker, Mary-Louise,
Parker, Mary-Louise.
Sobieski, Carol,
Sobieski, Carol.
Tandy, Jessica,
Tandy, Jessica.
Tyson, Cicely,
Tyson, Cicely.
author2-roleAct III Communications.
Avnet, Jon,1949-
Avnet, Jon,1949-producer,director,commentator.
Bates, Kathy,1948-
Bates, Kathy,1948-actor.
Electric Shadow Productions.
Flagg, Fannie,screenwriter.
Flagg, Fannie.
Flagg, Fannie.Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe.
Kerner, Jordan,producer.
Kerner, Jordan.
MCA Universal Home Video (Firm),publisher.
Masterson, Mary Stuart,1966-
Masterson, Mary Stuart,1966-actor.
Parker, Mary-Louise,actor.
Parker, Mary-Louise.
Sobieski, Carol,screenwriter.
Sobieski, Carol.
Tandy, Jessica,actor.
Tandy, Jessica.
Tyson, Cicely,actor.
Tyson, Cicely.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
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display_descriptionA 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.
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Comedy films
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Female friendship -- Alabama -- Drama
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Mujeres -- Teatro
Nursing home patients
Nursing home patients -- Alabama -- Drama
Older people -- Alabama -- Drama
Race relations
Reminiscing in old age
Reminiscing in old age -- Alabama -- Drama
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Southern States
Southern States -- Race relations -- Drama
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Women -- Drama
Women -- Social conditions
Women -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- Drama
title_displayFried green tomatoes
title_fullFried green tomatoes [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Act III Communications ; produced by Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner ; directed by Jon Avnet ; screenplay by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski
Fried green tomatoes [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; director, Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Act III Communications present in association with Electric Shadow Productions an Avnet/Kerner production ; directed by Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Act III Communications present in association with Electric Shadow Productions an Avnet/Kerner production ; screenplay, Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski ; producers, Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner ; director, Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes [videorecording] / directed by Jon Avnet
title_shortFried green tomatoes
topic_facetComedy films
Feature films
Female friendship
Nursing home patients
Older people
Race relations
Reminiscing in old age
Social conditions