Poor Milton can't get any respect. He works at an evil corporation called Initech and his "office" has been shoved into the basement. He talks to the camera, picks his nose, and threatens to burn the building down. Occasionally, his boss Bill Lumbergh comes in to further complicate Milton's life.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father.