I first watched this movie when I was about thirteen years old and it still makes me cry to this day. There are basically two stories intertwined in this movie. One is a middle aged depressed housewife who finds solace in an older woman’s company instead of her dense and insensitive husband and eventually regains her womanhood and emerges as a new woman. The other is a story of Idgie Threadgood and her best friend, Ruth, who grow up in the south with all of the hardships they had to face. There are some serious topics like death, being secure with yourself, and how to not put up with anyone’s nonsense. It is simply a woman’s empowerment movie, and it’s good for everyone to watch.