Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Frank Bennett is killed and his body is barbecued to hide it. We hear Curtis Smoote talking about how good the barbecue smells. Problem: numerous true-crime reports where human beings were actually cooked, all report that the smell of human flesh was intolerably foul and very strong. Even if Smoote has a terrible sense of smell and it didn't bother him, it would have reached the restaurant's customers and/or neighbors, who would have reported that the smell was awful.
Corrected entry: Buddy is killed when he is hit by a train. He is trapped on the track because his foot is stuck in a shunt, shown in close-up. However, it has already been established, and then re-established, that this is a straight and lonely stretch of track. (00:13:35)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Evelyn and Ed are lost at Whistle Stop, Evelyn starts looking around then she hears a train whistle, the camera shows a building I'm not sure if it's a house but you can see the train in the window. When it goes back to Evelyn she asks "Did you hear that?" and Ed says "Hear what?" they then both act as though nothing was ever there.
Corrected entry: When Idgie drives by the church sitting on a truck she comments on Reverend Scroggins' sermon. Scroggins' voive may have been quite voluminous, but as the church door was closed and the vintage truck was rather noisy she didn't have a chance to pick up anything the reverend was saying. (00:25:40)
Corrected entry: Ninny moves in with Evelyn because her home was condemned and demolished while she was at the nursing home. How could Ninny's home get so wrecked while she was living in it to be condemned? Even if she had allowed it, it's illegal for the city authorities to destroy someone's home and possessions without notifying them and giving them a chance to rectify the problem.
Corrected entry: At Idgie's murder trial, the prosecutor says that when she threatened to kill Frank Bennett, it was in front of his hired man - the day she came to help Ruth leave Frank. But in that scene, we never see any hired man inside the house or out - if he was there, wouldn't he help Frank or at least come closer to where the action was?