I have a pile of fresh tomatoes (from my very own garden) sitting ripely on my kitchen counter waiting to be made into salsa, tomatoe soup or chopped for salad. I even pulled some green ones to make into fried green tomatoes for a movie night with Fried Green Tomatoes!
Mary Stuart Masterson stars with Mary-Louise Parker (has this woman aged a single day in the last 20 years?) Kathy Bates and the late Jessica Tandy in this 1991 film about friendship and taking one's life into one's own hands. Kathy Bates is the sweet, soft spoken and very unhappy housewife who befriends an old woman, Mrs. Threadgoode, in a nursing home. She is captivated by the stories Mrs. Threadgoode tells about the people she used to know and the friends she used to have and even finds the courage to take hold of her own life.
I had so much fun re-living this wonderful movie. The entire cast is full of perfect actresses and perfect performances! I now remember why I shout 'Tahwanda!' instead of 'Geronimo!' when I'm about to do something exhilarating. I laughed hysterically when Evelyn smashed her car repeatedly into the younger woman's car. I cringed when watching Big George barbecue the mystery meat and cried when Idgie told Ruth the final story. This is one of those true classics I'll never forget about again!
Motherly Advice: ClearPlay works to clean up the language mostly for this one. I had most of my filters set to Medium but my Violence filter was set on Least and for younger audiences you might want to up this one to at least Medium. There is the topic of murder and with least filters you see the man get hit over the head with a frying pan. There is also the topic of domestic abuse and you see Ruth's black eye that has very obviously been delivered by her husband and in a later scene you see her husband object violently to her leaving him as he drags her up the stairs and then pushes her down them when he consents to her leaving. There is also a scene dealing with the KKK as they do their cruel thing and whip Big George. I think with careful consideration for your filter settings and your own kids you could watch this one with teenagers perhaps 14 and up.
Danielle'- ClearPlay Movie Charmer
PS. Has anyone read the book this movie was made from? Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg? If so was it any good?
Here's a Recipe for fried green tomatoes