April 1, 2011

Performance of the Day

Film: "Fried Green Tomatoes"
Character: Ruth Jamison
Year: 1991

Long before she was wowing audiences with her portrayal of pot-selling, soccer-mom Nancy Botwin in the popular show "Weeds", Mary Louise Parker was showing her sensitive side in the sleeper hit, "Fried Green Tomatoes". Parker shines in this all-female, all-star cast (Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Cicely Tyson, and Mary Stuart Masterson) as Ruth Jamison, the shy, abused, estranged wife of a KKK member. Parker is fantastic, mastering the art of conveying emotions with a facial expression. She shows her range with a mixture of femininity, timidity, compassion, and tremendous strength.
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