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Fried Green Tomatoes

1991 - PG13 - 2:10
MCA Universal Home Video
Directed by Jon Avnet
Kathy Bates
Jessica Tandy
Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary-Louise Parker
Cicely Tyson
Chris O'Donnell
Stan Shaw
Gailard Sartain
Lois Smith

Academy Award-winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this heartwarming tale, based on Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel. A chance encounter in a nursing home between dowdy housewife Evelyn Couch (Bates) and spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop: the fiercely independent Idgie (Masterson) and the gentle Ruth (Parker). Idgie stands up to the Klan, Ruth's abusive husband and a charge of murder in a time when a woman's place was considered the kitchen. Idgie's courage in the face of adversity inspires Evelyn to take a look at her own life and make drastic changes, often with hilarious results. It's the story of a friendship that defied all obstacles, a devotion that couldn't be broken and a courage unlike any other. It's the story of a simpler time, and the strength of the human spirit that still exists today.

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