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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…
A New Mexico highway patrol officer. Must have been my cousin
I still say this is the ultimate chick-flick.
What pulls this film through is the characters Thelma and Louise! Sarandon and Davis give very good performances and have good chemistry, but the plot is very familiar and the story mainly just tiptoes around the darker elements of the story. A good watch though.
A thoroughly well-crafted and enjoyable ride with many meaningful things to say in its thorough exploration of societal gender roles.
An incredibly thorough, incredibly joyful, incredibly well rounded look into what is expected of us, male and female, why it is expected of us, and why it should or should not be in society in general. The film is as timeless in its thematic relevancy as it is resonant in its thematic potency.
Callie Khouri's screenplay is for the most part an elegant creation -- both title characters are strongly defined and fleshed out, and the manner in which the story spirals out of control is all too believable in a culture that's still rape-friendly now and undoubtedly was even more so in 1991. The pair's acts of revenge are cathartic, as is the flipping around of conventions within road movies, heist movies and buddy movies -- thus making a profoundly troubling point about the way women are typically depicted in Hollywood features.
It's just too bad that they brought Ridley Scott, of all people, in to shoot it. I realize he's institutionally beloved but I just don't see why; there's no subtle…
O carisma e o talento das atrizes Susan Sarandon e Geena Davis foi um dos principais fatores para o sucesso do filme, ambas estão impecáveis em seus papéis, um bom filme.
A feminist road trip film featuring a young Brad Pitt- what more could I ask for?
I have one guilty feeling that I like Geena Davis more than I should, and another that I like Susan Sarandon less than I should. Getting into the spirit of Thelma & Louise however, I disregarded all guilty feelings and got ready to have some fun.
What I found was an ever-shifting blend of one part buddy road comedy, one part ironic, violent actioner, and one part self-important feminist morality play. Amidst this jumble, there is the semblance of a small study of two characters and their relationship. In the end, does this relationship hold together through all the other stylistic noise? I think I'll have to answer that on my next watch. But at least I can say that I liked Davis and Sarandon just right.
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