PG certificateFried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe is a Film programme that first aired in 1991 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe is a 4 star programme

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Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe (1991)

Directed by
Jon Avnet

Based on Fannie Flagg's novel, this feelgood female drama with comic touches won two Oscar nominations. Released in 1991, it builds slowly (and with slightly confusing flashbacks) to focus on female friendships from different eras.

Kathy Bates is superb as overweight, repressed housewife Evelyn Couch, whose husband clearly doesn't understand her. While visiting a cantankerous aunt in an convalescent home in Birmingham, Alabama, Evelyn is befriended by quirky octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (played with great aplomb by Jessica Tandy). During their meetings, Ninny tells Evelyn tales of her past at her nearby home town, Whistle Stop.

Super, often quite emotional stuff.

Written by

Also known as "Fried Green Tomatoes"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1991

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Kathy BatesKathy Bates...Evelyn Couch
Mary Stuart Masterson...Idgie Threadgoode
Image for Mary-Louise ParkerMary-Louise Parker...Ruth Jamison
Jessica Tandy...Ninny Threadgoode
Cicely Tyson...Sipsey
Image for Chris OChris O'Donnell...Buddy Threadgoode
Stan Shaw...Big George
Gailard Sartain...Ed Couch
Timothy Scott...Smokey Lonesome
Gary Basaraba...Grady Kilgore
Lois Smith...Mama Threadgoode
Jo Harvey Allen...Women's Awareness Teacher
Macon McCalman...Prosecutor
Richard Riehle...Reverend Scroggins
Raynor Scheine...Curtis Smoote