Fried Green Tomatoes

In Ninny Threadgoode's stories, The Georgia court declares Idgie and Big George innocent for the murder of Frank Bennett. Ruth dies, and Idgie relizes that Ruth was her best friend. Back in real life, Evelyn Couch decides to let Ninny Threadgoode move in with her and her husband, after Ninny's house in the town of Whistlestop was destroyed. Evelyn discovers that Ninny is in fact Idgie, and has been telling Evelyn the story of her own life.-Actually that isnt true. It is very confusing and for ten years i finally read the book and discover among several other things that Ninny is in fact who she says she is and Idgie is still alive.

Dukefan

Continuity mistake: When Buddy follows his little sister up the tree at the beginning of the film, where they are getting ready for the wedding, they show the mother coming out on the porch and listening in on the conversation. She stands on the porch for a few moments, holding onto one of the pillars and watching her two children in the tree. In the next frame, you see the two up in the tree and under Buddy's arm, you see the mother walk out onto the porch again. (00:09:45)

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Question: Is Ninny Threadgood (Jessica Tandy) really Idgie? It seems so at the end, when Evelyn finds the honey at Ruth's grave. Both Ninny and Evelyn share a sly smile, but nothing is said for sure. Anyone know?

Ral0618

Chosen answer: No, Ninny is exactly who she says she is. It's clearer in the book because Ninny dies and Evelyn finds the honey and the note for Ruth when Evelyn goes to see Ninny's grave.

wolfchild

It's common for screenplays to take liberties from their source material. In the book they are two separate people but in the screenplay, they've changed it to make them the same person.

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