Two friends, Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, whose adventures in the 1920s causes a stir in their small southern town. The story is told in flashbacks through Ninny Threadgoode’s eyes to a restrained Alabama housewife.
Fried Green Tomatoes is a perfect film about friendship. It’s based off the book with the same title by Fannie Flagg. It has heart with strong women, who know who they are and stand up for what they believe in. Although, the filmmakers chose to leave out the lesbian relationship between Idgie and Ruth from the book, I think it was the right decision. I think showing their friendship over the physical side of their relationship was what made this film work. With that being said, It ‘s a wonderful feel good chick flick that’ll leave women wanting to watch it again and again.