Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny.Written by
The "Valdosta" courthouse in the movie (where the trial is held) is not actually Valdosta's courthouse. The real one is white brick, the movie courthouse has red brick. See more »
When Buddy hangs up the swinging rope off of the bridge before entering the house, he hangs it on a post on the right side of the bridge. However, when he goes to retrieve Ruth's hat later, he grabs the rope from the left side of the bridge. See more »
Why did you go with Idgie Threadgoode?
Answer the question Mrs. Bennett.
Because she... she's the best friend I ever had, and I love her.
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They also include additional footage in the final cafe sequence in which Sipsey refuses to give barbecue (with the special sauce) to two colored boys who come to the back door. See more »
I enjoyed this movie immensely. This is one of the best examples of storytelling that I have seen. The structure of the movie - alternating between the past and present, with multiple intertwining plots - keeps the viewer hooked on how the story will unfold. It unfolds gracefully and is enjoyable throughout.
The acting is exceptional. Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary Louise Parker carry the bulk of the acting load. They are fantastic. The relationship between these very different young women is complex and satisfying.
Since the movie is about women and the female roles are so strong, this movie has been dubbed a "chick flick", but that pejorative is unfair. This is good film making and those who like plot-driven cinema will enjoy this immensely. This one is in my DVD collection.
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