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Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.
MPAA Rating PG-13
Release Date 1991-12-27
Runtime 130 minutes
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sher_free shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 rewatch"
nick_karlsons shared a tip "Watched"
cheryl_rodrigues-ga shared a tip "Out of all the LGBTQ movies this one I have watched over and over again."
Hope_Belle shared a tip "One of my absolute favorites!"
emme_T shared a tip "I love their friendships between both old and new characters! ❤️🍅"
heather_stevens shared a tip "So good! Nostalgic, poignant, heartbreaking when you need a good cry..."
rose_bonanno shared a tip "One of my all time favorite movies. Must see, gotta read the book too."
build_a_bear shared a tip "Very sad but it’s a classic my mom showed me this growing up"
clcannonauthor shared a tip "One of my favorite movies of all time!"
loreta_tantalo shared a tip "A good story that touches your heart."
linda_sherrin shared a tip "One of my Favorite! A+! Kathy Bate is great! First time ever saw Chris O’Donald!Tear jerker..Don’t miss it!"
jess_ica_9043 shared a tip "One for the ages! An epic movie.. touching, funny and warm.. it’ll tug at your heartstrings for sure ."
mlhawkins shared a tip "Magical movie. I watch this every so often."
nikki_williams_3313 shared a tip "Heartwarming story about friendship"
elizabeth_sanders_5655 shared a tip "Love this movie"
swanqueen shared a tip "You can’t tell me this isn’t gay. The book is also very good"
obvslybatgrl shared a tip "they’re lesbians Harold"
trish_donnelly shared a tip "One of my all time favourite movies"
bethany_mulligan_638 shared a tip "It's the best!!"
entertainment_expertice shared a tip "One of the best chick flicks!"
kaylee_cochran shared a tip "All time favorite!!"
lisa_wenner shared a tip "I really liked it, it had it funny and tearjerker moments"
katrina_alvarez_1329 shared a tip "movie about friends, #strongwomen characters. #kathybates #drama"
abigail_dillon_643 shared a tip "This movie is also on Amazon Prime streaming service. It should cost at or less than $15.00 USD to own."
carmen_bray shared a tip "Because I have more insurance and I'm not afraid the use it! Lol! Kathy Bates is hilarious!"
avari_lolz shared a tip "This movie is incredible it’s just so happy and honestly just a comforting movie"
BabyDot shared a tip "My all time favorite movie ❤️❤️"
m_a_1584 shared a tip "Wonderful film. "The Secret is in The Sauce.""
tam_4014 shared a tip "The times, the trials, the secrecy and friendships, make this movie a knock out of the park for me!"
laura_kim_dooley shared a tip "“The secret’s in the sauce!” That part kills me every time. Haha...What’s your favorite part?"
linda_c. shared a tip "It was my favorite back in 91,Bitter Sweet Story 💗"
hannah_minchew shared a tip "Classic for a southern girls childhood!"