Fried Green Tomatoes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kathy Bates Jessica Tandy Mary Stuart Masterson

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Fried Green Tomatoes

Eveyln Couch, a lonely married woman, comes to grips with the reality of her somewhat boring, overly sports fanatic husband's need for sports by befriending a wise, yet somewhat loopy nursing home resident.
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While getting to know Mrs. Threadgood, Evelyn learns about Ruth, Idgie and the rest of Ninnies friends and family. However, she also learns more about herself. She learns that she can take pride in herself and be a better person. Ninny taught Evelyn more than she ever thought possible.
Throughout this touching story of frienship, we also learn about another frienship and loss as we go through the life of Idgie and Ruth. Together, the woman became the best of friends and open up their own resturaunt. In amist all this, Idgie is charged with murder and there is a tragic demise for Ruth.
This wonderful movie is about four friends whose lives are touched in so many different ways!
The review of this Movie prepared by Jaci

Kathy Bates is at a nursing home visiting her husband's mean Aunt Vesta. Her husband thinks it's best if she goes to the lounge. There she meets a kindly old lady, Ninny. Ninny starts to tell her the fasintaing story of Ruth and Idgie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Cal Tormey

Script Analysis of Fried Green Tomatoes

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   accused criminal    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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