Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fried Green Tomtoes-1991

This films revolves around four women's lives; Idgie (Mary Stuart Masteron), Ruth (Mary Louise Parker), Evelyn/Towanda (Kathy Bates), and Ninny (Jessica Tandy). Evelyn and Ninny met up at on old folks home where Ninny tells Evelyn all about her life growing up. Evelyn is so unhappy with her life she is thrilled to be making a friend and lives for the days that she gets to see Ninny,

Ninny talks about getting the best fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe which was run by Idgie and Ruth. Idgie rescued Ruth from an abusive marriage and they build a life together running the cafe. They were very progressive for their time and even served African Americans when it was against the law to do so. This caused trouble but they never backed done.**SPOILER**There is a sad ending in which Ruth gets sick and does not make it. Idgie raises Ruth's son as her own.**

**SPOILER Ninny's friend at the home dies so she tries too go back to her old home which was by the Old Whistle Stop Cafe but they have all demolished. Evelyn meets her there and takes her into their home.

This movie leaves us the question (having an open mind)as to whether Ninny is really Idgie by the fact that she leaves the can of bees on Ruth's grave. What are you thoughts? Please post....

The first clip is of Evelyn/Towanda/Ninny and their relationship...

The second clip shows the realtionshiop between Idgie and Ruth, right up to the end

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