Trailer of FriedGreenTomatoes 1991
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends
an old lady in a nursing home
and is enthralled by the tales
she tells of people she used to know.
Evelyn Couch, a timid, unhappy housewife in her forties,
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meets elderly Ninny Threadgoode in an Anderson, Alabama, nursing home.
Over several encounters with Evelyn, Ninny tells her the story
of the now abandoned town of Whistle Stop, and the people who lived there.
The film's subplot concerns Evelyn's dissatisfaction
with her marriage, her life, her growing confidence, and her developing friendship with Ninny.
The narrative switches several times between Ninny's story, which
is set between WWI & WW2 , and Evelyn's life in 1980s Birmingham.
Ninny's story begins with tomboy Idgie Threadgoode, the youngest
of the Threadgoode children, whom Ninny describes as her sister-in-law.
Idgie's close relationship with her charming older brother, Buddy, is cut short
when he is hit by a train and killed. Devastated,
she recedes from formal society for much of her
childhood and adolescence until Buddy's former girlfriend, the straitlaced Ruth Jamison,
intervenes at the request of the concerned Threadgoode family.