My friend Julia and I have decided it is our duty to watch all of the decent movies on the double-stacked bookcase in my garage! We started tonight with Fried Green Tomatoes!
Let me just say that I wish I had seen this movie a long time ago - it is so good! The movie starts with Evelyn, a housewife, and the elderly lady she meets in a nursing home, Ninny. As Evelyn and Ninny become friends, Ninny tells her stories from her past about two women she knew - Idgie and Ruth. The movie hops back and forth between the present (the 1980s) and the 1930s. I was so into both stories, and I love how the fluidly moved back and forth. It is so scary to see what the south was like in the 1930s! I also loved the young Mary Louise Parker. Her character, Ruth, is so different from her character on Weeds, Nancy.
I'm sure I am the last person on earth to see this movie, but on the off chance you haven't seen it yet, you really should :)