What's the Difference between Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe the Book and Fried Green Tomatoes the Movie?


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Released: 1987
Author: Frannie Flagg

Fried Green Tomatoes

Released: 1991
Director: Jon Avnet
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   Idgie and Ruth are lesbians and the whole town knows it. While it is hinted at, there relationship is never clearly stated as being lovers.
   Ninny has a crush on Buddy. Ruth is Buddy's girlfriend.
   Ruth comes to live with the Threadgoode's several years after Buddy is killed. She is Buddy's girlfriend.
   Idgie and Big George are accused of murdering Frank several years after it happened. They are immediatetly suspects.
   Ninny dies at the end of the story and Evelyn hears about it from a neighbor. Ninny leaves the nursing home to go live with Evelyn at the end.
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