Fried Green Tomatoes ( Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe ) (Blu-Ray)
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Spain released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Spanish ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...Fried Green Tomatoes ( Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe ) (Blu-Ray)
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At the same time we are treated to the story of Ruth and Idgie. Ruth has been asked by Idgie's mother to help tame her wild daughter and the pair form a strong bond which gets tested several times over the years by racism, an abusive husband and illness.
This is a beautiful movie about the wonders friendship. I've watched it many times and still love it. Several `laugh out loud' moments but also those which will bring a tear to your eye no matter how many times you watch it.
A must see for everyone.
It begins with Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates), an unhappy housewife - trampled on by almost everyone she meets - going to visit her husband's aunt in a nursing home. We don't meet the aunt, but the impression given is that to call the aunt "cantankerous" is to put it mildly. And she doesn't like Evelyn. While waiting for her husband, Evelyn meets Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), who - over the course of several meetings - tells Evelyn the story of the hamlet of Whistle Stop, now a ghost-town, and the people who lived there.
The main story Ninny shares with Evelyn centres around tomboy Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson), and Ruth Jamison (Mary Louise Parker), and their relationship and the complications that follow. Meanwhile, learning of Ruth and Idgie encourages the repressed Evelyn to take charge of her own life in ways that vary from the small, to the sublime, to the side-splittingly funny.
The performances are wonderfully strong, bringing each character to three-dimensional life. Jessica Tandy as Ninny is the kind of grandmother-figure we'd all want: spry, with a twinkle in her eye and a story to tell. Kathy Bates as Evelyn begins as a pitiable woman but - after passing through a wild phase, "Towanda!" (it'll make sense once you've seen the film!) - she grows into a more mature, stronger woman. Mary Stuart Masterson portrays Idgie as a free-spirit who grows into responsibility. Mary Louise Parker plays Ruth with quiet strength and dignity. And we can't forget Cicely Tyson's turn as Sipsey, the wry cook at the Whistle Stop Café.
At it's heart, this is a story about life, and about the small triumphs and tragedies that befall us.Read more ›
But if you do, do not dismiss it as such.
One of my all-time favourite movies along with The Godfather 1&2; Pulp Fiction; and Betty Blue, to name but a few (for reference).
A middle-aged woman (Kathy Bates) finds herself becoming lost in a mid-life crisis.
Taking pity on an old lady (Jessica Tandy) in a nursing home, she is told the story of 'Idgie Threadgood' (Mary Stuart Masterson).
The two quickly become friends and news of Idgie's alter-ego T'Wanda becomes an inspiration for Bates' character and who begins to assume some of her strength and spirit when faced with 'modern-day' challenges.
Two touching and charming stories told simultaneously but set in two ages, generations apart.
Provides amusement, dismay, and excitement, all the way to the end.
I'm a big bloke and I've watched this a dozen times or more.
Cry every time.
If watching with your lady have some Kleenex hidden a safe distance away to avoid embarrassment.
The first version that I purchased (ITV Special Edition) had a very poor soundtrack requiring a near 100% increase in our normal listening volume. This gave rise to distortion and detracted enormously from what otherwise is a very pleasant film. This copy was returned and replaced with a version released by Spectrum Leisure - huge improvement
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