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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,…
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…
Surprised it’s taken me this long, but it’s worth the wait. Thelma & Louise depicts the freedom of the open road with unforgiving intensity, following the titular woman on the run from their troubles to only fall into crime at various points. Ridley Scott displays the two women as more than eye candy, giving Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis the chance to emote power and a dramatic presence in their glittering work. There’s also a wonderful charm to proceedings, made emphatically by those two performances and the comedic style Scott persists with on their journey. An entertaining work with some great support in the form of a young Brad Pitt, the underrated Michael Madsen (feels weird to see him in something good outside of a Tarantino release) and Harvey Keitel.
Clasicos si los hay, particularmente uno q se me habia escapado.
La mano de Ridley Scott es magistral, en todo, desde como esta contada la historia, hasta pequeñas anecdotas. Es muy natural como crecen los personajes, como por momentos cambian los roles y como se acomodan las cosas. Muy Buena.
Is it misandrist?
Don't know, don't care. Shows women
Can be action stars.
23년 된 이 영화가 지금 나와도 여러모로 예외적인 작품일 거란 사실이 아쉬움. 작품성(?)이고 뭐고 두 여성 인물이 주축인 버디/로드무비--장르가 태생적으로 남성(특히 이때쯤엔 흑인 남성이 사이드킥으로 자리잡던)중심인 건 이해하지만--는 지금도 거의 없음. 상극으로 설정된 단순 캐릭터들이 만나 캣파이트하는 거 말고.
여기서 남성 인물들이 캐리커처라는 비판이 있지만 가령 델마의 남편 혹은 심지어 후반 트럭기사 같은 인물도 실제 현실과 영 동떨어지진 않은 인물 설정이었을 거라고 생각함. 할(하비 카이틀)은 이런 남성 인물들을 중화시키는 기능을 하는 남성 인물로 설정된 것 같고.
하긴 이 남성 인물들을 가지고 여기서 뭘 더 어떻게 함. 루이스랑 델마를 막 대할 수밖에 없었던 무슨 심리적 갈등? 사연? 따윌 더할 수도 없고. 것보다 두 여자에 동정적인 할이 J.D.(브래드 피트) 야단치는 장면은 좀 어색하더라.
This classic Ridley Scott film focus on a dynamic pair of ladies and their road trip that ends with one of the most iconic shots in film. Don't mess with this duo!
I'm glad to have finally watched this gem of a film that seemed to have released ahead of its time. I would've never guessed that this is a Ridley Scott film because it is so unlike any of his stylized, genre-blending, machoistic fare. Instead, we get one of the best feminine-fantasy roadtrips reaffirming our belief in the power sisterhood and the toxicity of patriarchy. This film is pure joy with knock-out performances and a restrained, intimate Scott at the top of his game.
Really like the photography in this one. Outside of that I just find these girl's actions to be incredibly stupid. They could have gotten self-defense on the first charge. Why don't they ditch their car? Ditch the car and move on foot to Mexico. There are so many moments like this in the movie that I just couldn't get into it. Hans Zimmer's score is nice as well.
Geena Davis is hotter than ever and Christopher McDonald is Hilarious.
Yeah, I would have shot him too.
A genuine chick flick if I had ever seen one. Not really my cup of tea, but I do appreciate the nice tone created, endearing story of friendship, and delightful acting from the leading ladies.
nothing is more perfect than geena davis and susan sarandon carrying guns and being badasses.
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