Film Series—From Books to Films: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Directed by Jon Avnet (130 minutes). Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) has a troubled marriage, and no one takes her seriously. Then she meets Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson). Through Idgie’s inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be assertive and builds a friendship with Ninny. Based on the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, this film continues our series of films based on books.