Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Fried Green Tomatoes is a drama written by Fannie Flagg and directed by Jon Avnet. The story is set in 90s Alabama. 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 with Ninny. Evelyn Couch, Idgie Threadgoode, Ruth Jamison and Ninny Threadgoode are portrayed by Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and Jessica Tandy.