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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 love this film so, so much.
Best goddamn road movie!
"My life woulda been ruined a whole lot worse than it is now. At least now I'm havin' some fun."
Um, ok. I'm not sure what the big deal about this was (though Brad Pitt's turn is appropriately star-making, fair enough). The leads are fine, particularly (the sadly MIA these days) Geena Davis, but... there's not really much of a film here, particularly when all the male characters are total cartoon characters (especially the horndog trucker, who can't even form complete sentences), which ultimately serves to undermine the empowerment message. Also, the soundtrack is really, really awful.
Nice message, nice character developing, nice ambiences and Scott-alized cinematogrpahy. Fucked-up music, fucked-up rythm, fucked-up dialogs, fucked-up tensions. Did Tarantino recognised his influences from here?
With Chris, Shannon, Jesse, Mary and Max. Living room.
with max, mary, jesse, chris and sean. a new favorite ridley scott. good moments were brad pitt, weight lifter, mountain biker. good music in context of the film.
Felt good crossing this one off of my list of shame, and it lives up to its legacy. It's always weird watching a movie for the first time that has been referenced and parodied so heavily that you know where it's going right away, but Thelma and Louise's female power fantasy feels fresh and surprising, with some truly heartbreaking dialogue about women's lives in America, their perceived place in society peppered throughout some very amusing and exciting road trip antics. Engaging with the portrayal of various male characters is fascinating. Though there are a few decent, kind men around (#notallmen, right?), most of them are pure slime (none more so than the wonderful Christopher McDonald, who, when asked by police…
grrrl power... best movie to watch on a night spent in
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