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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Book vs Movie:

Fried Green Tomatoes


September 16, 2021

Evelyn Couch is caught in a monotonous life. The dowdy woman is stuck in an unhappy marriage, struggling with failing self-esteem, but that changes when she visits a nursing home in the 1980s.

Her life changes when she meets Ninny Threadgoode, a lively elderly woman residing at the nursing home. The pair starts meeting weekly, and Ninny shares the story of a young girl, Idgie, who is the very definition of a free spirit.

She grew up in Whistle Stop, Georgia, your typical 1930's small Southern town, between World War I and II. The youngest of the Threadgoode children, Idgie pulls away from form...

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