Movie Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Watched 20100629 (Netflix, Instant)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) Jon Avnet. 130 min. [botn Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (1987) by Fannie Flagg]

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20100629: [20100630][20151008 Edit]
I'm not sure if the book was only set in the past or if like the movie, switched between the past and present, but I did read that the movie made the relationship between Idgie and Ruth less explicit and that it changed the ending.

The majority of what made the movie good was set in the past, but there were some good laughs from the present.

Character development happened too quickly for me at the beginning. As such, I watched the first 10 minutes over after I completed the movie.

On a different note, the theme of feminine power was strong and well-displayed.

Overall, I enjoyed watching Fried Green Tomatoes.

Instant Comment:
1:21:00 How many of them hormones you taking honey?

The credits end with the music fading out, and you hear the train whistle.

The only tear-jerking scene in this movie was when Idgie and Ruth were throwing the cans of food out of the train.

I found out that the film's score composer Thomas Newman is Randy Newman's cousin, has composed score for many other films, and has earned Academy Award nominations for Little Women (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Unstrung Heroes (1995), American Beauty (1999), Road to Perdition (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), The Good German (2006), and WALL-E (2008).

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