BigJonbowski’s review published on Letterboxd:
Yeah, it's a little sappy and sentimental, but Fried Green Tomatoes never feels too mawkish. A lot of that has to do with the superb pairing of Mary-Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson as the two women at the forefront of the story, but you've got to give credit to Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy as well. Bates, in particular, is exceptional as the bored housewife who rediscovers her zest in the story of Ruth and Idgie. It's kinda sad that the romantic element of their relationship was pretty much none existent, but I don't think that should take away from anyone's enjoyment. Be they a couple or just best friends, Ruth and Idgie's connection lights up the screen.