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A woman learns the value of friendship as she hears the story of two women and how their friendship shaped their lives in this warm comedy-drama. Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is an emotionally repressed housewife with a habit of drowning her sorrows in candy bars. Her husband Ed (Gailard Sartain) barely acknowledges her existence, and while he visits his aunt at a nursing home every week, Evelyn is not permitted to come into the room because the old women doesn't like her. One week, while waiting out Ed's visit, Evelyn meets Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a frail but feisty old woman… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"After all, it's not every day that one encounters a sensitive tale of sisterhood that also contains an element of cannibalism. For that alone, the movie deserves respect."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"An immensely likable, wonderfully-performed film."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"There's just enough human feeling here to make it transcend the feel--good chick-flick genre."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Bates and Tandy shine in what is essentially an extended flashback with the occasional present day bookends."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"Stirring, sizzling serving of female empowerment."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"The picture is about gender politics and a legacy of communal repression that is itself too embarrassed to port over a nearly-platonic-anyway love story between two women."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Memorable ensemble, dead-on dialogue."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"An enjoyable film for the Steel Magnolias crowd, though a bit grittier."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Please no."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"An enjoyable if sentimental chic flick that sanitizes Flagg's novel in two major respects, glossing over the lesbian relationship between Mary Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson and underplaying the blatant racism in the trail of a black man."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A wonderful cinematic valentine to the life-enhancing and soul-stirring powers of friendship."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
More reviews for Fried Green Tomatoes on Rotten Tomatoes

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