Thelma & LouiseDirector: Ridley Scott
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives. Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit. Though the road trip starts out as a good time, the pair eventually wind up at a bar. A tipsy Thelma ends up in the parking lot of the bar with a would-be rapist. Louise shoots the man dead. The two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. They eventually meet up with a young criminal named J.D. (Brad Pitt), whose cowboy spirit rubs off on the timid Thelma. The pair is pursued by a police officer (Harvey Keitel) sympathetic toward their plight. He chases them to the Grand Canyon, where the women make a fateful decision about their lives. Directed by Ridley Scott, Thelma & Louise brought first-time screenwriter Callie Khouri many accolades including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
oad movie/gangster movie/crime drama, Thelma & Louise breathed new life into old genres while vividly reimagining them. Swapping grizzled anti-heroes for smart, sexy anti-heroines (leading one critic to dub the film Bitch Cassidy and the Sundress Kid), it was seen as both a stirring odyssey and a polarizing feminist tract. Following its heroines across the male frontier of the American heartland, the film communicated a message of strength through sisterly solidarity, beginning with Louise's rescue of Thelma from a would-be rapist and ending with an ambivalently triumphant climax. Unsurprisingly, audiences and critics found this message more than a little provocative, and Thelma and Louise became one more battleground for the continuing conflict between feminists and their opponents. Political ramifications aside, Thelma & Louise stands out as a terrific piece of genre filmmaking; its blend of breathless liberation and ominous foreshadowing make it one of the most successfully realized films of its kind ever made, an enduring tribute to friendship and the open road.
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Cast & Crew
|Susan Sarandon||Louise Sawyer|
|Geena Davis||Thelma Dickinson|
|Harvey Keitel||Hal Slocumb|
|Noel L. Walcott||Mountain Bike Rider|
|Timothy Carhart||Harlan Puckett|
|Lucinda Jenney||Lena the Waitress|
|Jason Beghe||State Trooper|
|Sonny Carl Davis||Albert|
|Shelly Desai||East Indian Motel Clerk|
|Stephen Polk||Surveillance Man|
|Rob Roy Fitzgerald||Plainclothes Cop|
|Jack Lindine||I.D. Tech|
|Michael Delman||Silver Bullet Dancer|
|Kristel L. Rose||Girl Smoker|
|Marco St. John||Truck Driver|
|Anne H. Ahrens||Art Director,Set Decoration/Design|
|Lisa Dean||Art Director|
|Louis Di Giaimo||Casting|
|Craig Graham||Set Decoration/Design|
|Alan S. Kaye||Set Decoration/Design|
|Elizabeth McBride||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Mary Margaret Robinson||Art Director,Set Decoration/Design|
|Mimi Polk Sotela||Producer|
|Norris Spencer||Production Designer|
|Keith A. Wester||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Hans Zimmer||Score Composer|
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the reason i like this movie is because of Brad Pitt he's hot i belive this was his first movie that he stared in and Genia Davis is real pretty this is a real good movie i enjoy cause of Brad Pitt
A myopic attempt at marketing feminism in Hollywood showing all men as either stupid, psychotic, or deceptive, and women as their frustrated victims literally pushed over the edge. Even if such a theme was not the feminist propaganda that it is, it seeks to glorify its female heroines with characters of such idiocy that they don't evoke the slightest sympathy. Why should one have a soft heart for a pair of female low-lifes who are victims of nothing more than their own stupidity? With backward logic, the heroines choose to become fugitives from a homicide that any average person would clearly regard as self-defense. The characters then compound their problem by becoming armed robbers and fugitives?! The emotion stirred in me by the 'tragic' ending was more the relief of, 'Good! That's what all criminals should do before they commit a crime: especially stupid ones!' Perhaps amusing to the bored housewife-type or deluded militant feminist but not my cup of tea. Worth renting perhaps: hardly worth owning this overhyped junk film.
I did not receive this version of Thelma & Louise which was supposed to have 2nd disc of special features with "Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey". Disc package I received had different image than what was shown on Barnes & Noble website. I had to return it.
I had two cats that I named Thelma & Louise and eventually had to give them to my mom because my husband became very allergic. My brother rented and watched this movie with her and she loved it. She liked it so much she asked me that if I saw it to buy it for her...so that's just what I did and so this was part of her Mother's Day gift. Thanks
I can't stress enough how hot Geena Davis is. She had a really good role in this movie of friendship and love. It's amazing how far a true friend will go for you. Although I think this movie was a little drawn out, it was well worth it by the end. The chemistry between Davis & Sarandon was excellent. This is a touching movie in a dark way. I'm glad that Pitt only had a very small part in this movie.
This film is a very strong film and a way of showing feminine power without creating an annoying girl band.
Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis give a well done and convincing performance about two woman who run into severe issues with the law after one of them is sexually assaulted and a self-defense kill is done by the other one. It's a great, fun movie which portrays a lot of courage and amazing friendship traits between the two woman. You'll laugh a lot and at the same time realize just how valuable a friendship can be.