Past and present are winningly blended in the gentle comedy FRIED GREEN TOMATOES which became a "sleeper" hit with audiences.
Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates), an overweight, repressed housewife, meets and befriends Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a remarkable octogenarian. Ninny is a permanent resident, though she won't admit it, at a rest home for the aged where Evelyn accompanies her husband Ed (Gailard Sartain) on his
weekly visits to his gruff aunt. The aged Alabaman begins to enthrall Evelyn with the fascinating life story--seen in flashback--of one of her relatives, Idgie Threadgoode.
An early proto-feminist, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) owns and operat...