film

reviews










 

 

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Director:
Jon Avnet

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy/Drama

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Stekte grønne tomater

RUNNING TIME
136 minutes

Producer:
Jon Avnet
Jordan Kerner

Screenwriter (based on the novel by Fannie Flag):
Fannie Flagg
Carol Sobieski


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Evelyn Couch Kathy Bates -
Imogene "Idgie" Threadgoode Mary Stuart Masterson -
Ruth Jamison Mary-Louise Parker -
Ninny Threadgoode

Jessica Tandy

-
Sipsey Cicely Tyson -
Buddy Threadgoode Chris O'Donnell -
Curtis Smoot Raynor Scheine -

 

Review

Jon Avnet's film about the Southern States, women's liberation, racism and ageing is a wonderful, complex and upbeat piece of moviemaking; an engrossing watch that radiates quality without being overly ambitious. A strong female cast lead the way and play well off of each other. It was Avnet's first film as director, after he had produced Risky Business and Less Than Zero in the preceding decade.

Copyright © 29.11.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(previously unpublished review written in 2001)

[BACK TO INDEX]

[HAVE YOUR SAY]