Evelyn Couch is a middle-aged emotionally repressed housewife with a habit of drowning her sorrows in candy bars. While visiting an aunt in a nursing home, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, a frail but feisty old woman, who loves to tell tales. Ninny’s story of Idgie and Ruth, two young women who worked in the local diner in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1930s, inspires Evelyn to take a new pride in herself and change her life for the better. In the tradition of the old Southern storyteller, Fried Green Tomatoes’ classic tale weaves together disparate lives and cherished times. A warm, touching and amusing tale about the importance of love and friendship.
12A cert – 1991 – Dir: Jon Avnet
130 mins – Lang: English
Cast: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker