Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes - The Movie


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 :)


AudreyO said...

I have never seen it. Now I want to watch it.

Carrie said...

yes, yes, yes! I second that. If you have not seen it...DO IT!

One of my all time favorites!

Mass Hole Mommy said...

God, I LOVED this movie. I haven't seen it in years, though. I think I may have to watch it again this weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love this movie!

LeeOhana said...

I did see this movie a while back on VHS (yes, that long ago, LOL!), and I agree - it was a great movie!