Friday, March 15, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes



1991 American Feature

Cast: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell, Stan Shaw, Gailard Sartain and Timothy Scott
Director: Jon Avnet
Writer: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski and Jon Avnet (uncredited), based on Flagg's novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Synopsis:
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old woman in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 83% / Audience: 87%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Tandy) and Adapted Screenplay.
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Actress (Tandy) and Supporting Actress (Bates).
  • Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture - Comedy/Musical, Actress - Comedy/Musical (Bates) and Supporting Actress (Tandy).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film.
  • USC Scripter Award.
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Adapted Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Fannie Flagg, author of the original novel and co-writer of the screen adaptation, cameos in the film as a teacher.
  • Unlike in the book, the film adaptation does not explicitly present the lesbian romance between the two central characters, instead making the relationship between Idgie and Ruth ambiguous.

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