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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.
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…
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,…
Thelma & Louise tells a simple story about a waitress and her girlfriend who go on a trip to free themselves from their boyfriends but everything goes wrong when one of them shoots a rapist. As I said, the story may be simple, but the script itself is great because, as the film rolls, we start caring about the characters and about the world around them. Initially, the film presents itself as a crime comedy where the slick entertaining dialogues are evident, but, later, it becomes a more complex (and maybe less amusing) flick about a race against destiny to the border of Mexico, a film about trust and about friendship, always accompanied by a stylized atmosphere embedded by the acclaimed…
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…
Another movie I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into.
Here's what I knew (potential spoilers ahead):
Brad Pitt was in it as a boy toy with great abs.
The drove of a cliff in the final scene.
There was some potential lesbian undertones.
What I didn't know is that this movie was directed by Ridley Scott. I didn't know Gena Davis lips could have been nominated for a Best Supporting Character Award. I didn't know that Harvey Keitel was in the film playing a Sherriff, nor did I know that he the Brooklyn born was totally incapable of an East Texas accent. I was caught off guard by Steven Tobolowsky, and his small but perfectly measured performance. I…
There were a lot of weird things about this movie but Susan and Geena were perfect
Currently writing a long form essay on the film but for now:
T&L is an incredibly well crafted film that truly exceeded my expectations. Scott handled this film with certain care and caution as to serve it's general purpose but also to catalyst a social debate that was absolutely necessary to have at the beginning of the decade.
1. Blade Runner
2. Thelma & Louise
Showcasing the great interpretative talents of Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise, directed by Ridley Scott, is a modern classic and one of the greatest and most iconic road movies in history. Regarded by many as a feminist statement and that's a notion I agree with and, even though feminism is something I'm a little skeptical about, I find this film absolutely fascinating.
It's an awesome buddy movie that stars women for a change and, besides its two leading ladies, the supporting cast, which included Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, and Brad Pitt, was also fantastic. Also with a setting that's more reminiscent of a sort of neo-Western than anything else and with a great score by Hans Zimmer, this film is absolutely memorable from the start and one of its director's greatest movies.
Rape Culture - tolerates, normalizes and excuses male sexual violence
I loved this film! First of all both Thelma and Louise are really likable characters. I was especially rooting for Thelma as she turn from despreate housewife to crazy gangster chick. I like that this film has two women as its main characters and that they basically don't take shit from anyone.
It's a good message to send out to young girls. Times seem to have not changed that much since 1991.
If it wasn't for the goodhearted police officer and Michael Madsen's characters (both are giving great performances) I think I would have a problem with the portrayal of men in this film. They are basically all raping morons.
Oh. And then there's Brad Pitt as the runaway robber. It reminded me again how talented that guy is.
All in all a hillarious experience.
The invention of the selfie.
easily one of my favourite films of all time
Revisited this one after a long time. Its still a fucking awesome movie, still love it!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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