All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Thelma & Louise
Somebody said get a life... so they did.
Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.
Saddest thing about this film is that it'd still seem gutsy if a major studio released it today. Louise's righteous fury just before she pulls the trigger ("In the future, when a woman's crying like that, she isn't having any fun!") has lost none of its accusatory power; that the shooting is unjustified, in response to a crude insult after the immediate danger has passed, is crucial, and it's hard to imagine how it escaped being altered during development. Plus, let's count all the major motion pictures that were subsequently made about two complex women who oh are we done counting already no I'm afraid Bride Wars doesn't qualify. I'm even somewhat inclined to forgive T&L's one massive flaw,…
Film #18 of Project 90
”In the future, when a woman is crying like that, she isn’t having any fun!”
Two women. One car. An endless road. Ridley Scott takes those simple elements and tries to make a convincing film about two women who are seemingly tired of their lives which is dictated by the evil men. From a sociological point of view Thelma & Louise is an important movie, a rather radical feminist movie with female heroes and some very strong messages about the way a masculine society sees women as sexual objects, treats them violently and ignores their talents and their freedom. That will obviously fascinate those who are watching movies for their “important and life changing messages”. I’m…
With my entire movie collection stuck inside dozens of boxes for the next 10-14 days, I was left to channel surf last night. Luckily I found Thelma & Louise on Sundance, which I hadn't seen in well over a decade. The rewatch was refreshing on several levels, and seeing it with a different eye this time around made me appreciate some of its unique qualities a bit more.
At the time of this film's release, Ridley Scott really didn't have much humor to speak of in his filmography. Now I'm not saying that Thelma & Louise is an all-out comedy, but it definitely has a lot of elements that make you frequently smile and giggle, and it features characters that are equally…
Feminist road-movie, man-hating escapism? Yes and no; although Thelma and Louise has many male characters that are deplorable; it's not exactly dishonest, and even then, some of the characters; like Brad Pitt's are surprisingly humane and sympathetic.
I've never really thought that a lot of men are for lack of better word, attractive. Sure, conventionally attractive men exist and I can admit when a man is well made; but I've always had a sort of soft spot for Brad Pitt; not in the flaccid dick kind of way either. He's just one of those guys men (like me) half-wish to be and the sort of guy most men want to look like.
Saying that, I'm okay looking the way I…
Films I haven't seen before but already knew the whole plot thanks to The Simpsons: Part 23423 of an ongoing series.
I didn't expect to love this as much as I did - Ridley Scott is such an asshole in interviews that I keep expecting to hate his films, even though, based on the ones I've seen before this, he's one of the greats (I've admittedly steered clear of some of his less beloved efforts). I also had the vague feeling that this would be a bit cheesy in that 80s / 90s boundary way. Well, it is a LITTLE cheesy - the weird synth-country score especially - but almost entirely in good ways, and those slightly dated elements can't take anything away from Sarandon and Davis' marvelous performances, the wonderful road-trip cinematography and that iconic ending.
Excellent stuff, Ridley. You bastard.
A New Mexico highway patrol officer. Must have been my cousin
Οταν ολοι οι αντρες γυρω τους ειναι στην καλυτερη κτητικοι (και στην χειροτερη καθαρματα) οι δυο γυναικες βρισκουν δυναμη η μια στην αλλη. Η εκδρομη τους ειναι ενα ταξιδι προς την απελευθερωση, με αποκορυφωμα τη στιγμη που η Λουιζ λεει στην Θελμα οτι δε φταιει αυτη για την μπλεγμενη κατασταση στην οποια τελικα βρεθηκαν. Και παρα τις κατακτησεις του φεμινισμου στο δευτερο μισο του 20ου αιωνα, αντιληψεις οπως το φταιξιμο του θυματος ενος βιασμου υπαρχουν ακομα εκει εξω. Και το "Thelma & Louise" αντιμετωπιζει αυτες τις αντιληψεις με ενα 38αρι, οργη και αυτοεκτιμηση.
Δεν ειναι μια φεμινιστικη ταινια. Ειναι Η φεμινιστικη ταινια. Και βγηκε στην εποχη που ο Ridley Scott εκανε ακομη αριστουργηματα.
They should probably make another movie with some women in it sometime.
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Um dos melhores filmes americanos
I feel awake. Wide awake.
An empowering film to watch as its two female protagonists break free of their constraints. Did feel a little long, but the ending helps to send this one off on a high note.
This movie made me wanna drive off a cliff! ;)
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