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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe.

I really loved the movie. I was it in a Northern town where only I and my wife got half the jokes. It is one of my top five, and I am not a big fan of chick flicks.

However, after nearly twenty years, I bought the book. I am about halfway through. It is so much more and better that the excellent movie. How lucky am I to have greatness all around me? Pretty damn lucky, I'd say.
TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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I did the opposite, I read the book first. As usual, the movie was disappointing.

The book was way better. However, I see the wisdom in the changes and omissions in the movie. The stories had to be culled down and streamlined. I can see why Flag chose to leave the screnewriting process. It must be hard to chop up your product, even when you know it must be done to fit the other medium.

I'll have to check it out....Its not on my list, but It is definately one of my favorite movies. And I have read other books that were so much better than the movie....movies just dont always give the same feeling

This book was more full of more thoughts and feelings from the time and place than Hollywood is able to, or willing to, deal with. I was really not ready for the ending.