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a dish for everyones palate
on 8 September 2006
A tale of two friendships, one which existed several decades ago and another in the present day. Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is a middle aged woman who has seen a son off to college and now finds herself trying to get her husbands attention again. One day while visiting a relative in a home she meets Mrs Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) who begins to tell her the story of two old friends, Ruth and Idgie. Evelyn's visits become a regular occurrence as Mrs Threadgoode continues her story and the two women become good friends which helps Evelyn come to terms with her life and mid-life crisis.
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.