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- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 6, 2006
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Commentary - Jon Avnet - Director
- Deleted Scenes
- MOMENTS OF DISCOVERY: The Making of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
- Sipsey's Recipes
- Trailer - Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Director Jon Avnet's Notes
- Stills/Photos - Poster Campaign
- Production Photographs
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson & Mary-Louise Parker|
|Performer:||Cicely Tyson, Stan Shaw, Chris O'Donnell, Gailard Sartain & Nick Searcy|
|Directed by||Jon Avnet|
|Screenwriting by||Fannie Flagg & Carol Sobieski|
|Composition by||Thomas Newman|
|Produced by||Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner & Anne Marie Gillen|
|Director of Photography:||Geoffrey Simpson|
|Executive Production by||Norman Lear, Andrew Meyer & Tom Taylor|
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Fried Green Tomatoes is an engaging if sentimental tale, charmingly handled by producer-turned-director Jon Avnet and flawlessly acted by its four female stars. Full Review
...A folksy enigma....Blessed with a number of out-of-the-ordinary performances....Both Tandy and Masterson bring a similar amount of sass and skill to their very watchable performances...
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 2.5/4 -- When a group of actors this gifted and lively tries so good-naturedly to deliver such an obvious message, the audience is left in the position of trying to stop a tidal wave. You may hate yourself for responding, but you're smothered before you know it. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- Fried Green Tomatoes is gosh-darned lovable, even if it does get downright sugary at times. Full Review
Rating: B- -- The movie left me wishing its sterling cast -- including a radiant Jessica Tandy -- had been better served. Full Review
...Jessica Tandy is glorious...
...Handsomely mounted, engagingly performed...[and] wrapped around with an ingratiating score by Thomas Newman...
Sight and Sound
Academy Award winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this comic, heartwarming tale of family, friendship and murder in rural Georgia. In a Southern nursing home, a feisty resident and old local fixture named Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) befriends Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) a depressed housewife and stirs her to action with an inspirational tale. She tells the story of a transcendent friendship between two young women living in Georgia in the 1930s, Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary Louise Parker), who forge a powerful bond after witnessing a terrible tragedy together. The two women open a cafe (where fried green tomatoes are a house specialty) together in their small Southern town of Whistle Stop and manage to survive the hardships of life, despite racism, prejudice and the pressures of trying to live their lives as individuals in a strict and close-minded Southern society. Their friendship lasts through many ups and downs over the years, helping one of the women through an abusive marriage, and buoying both of them through the gossip and jealousy of those small-minded people who try to control their lives. Based on Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE.
- Co-stars Kathy Bates and Mary Stuart Masterson share the same birthday (June 28).
- Directorial debut of Jon Avnet.
- Sourcewriter and co-screenwriter Fannie Flagg has a cameo as a teacher.
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