AKA Feel good movies
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…
Thelma & Louise transcends my mediocre star rating, because one (guy's) perspective cannot capture what the spirit of this film offers. It's truly one of those rare films catered entirely toward women, delivering the plot from their perspective and constructing the concerns, mentalities and motivations of these women from a genuine, uncensored place of feminine sensibilities. It's tough to explain, but I can appreciate that this film may overjoy a female moviegoer for truly being made for them, really a startling disparity from the masculinity-driven film-world of the past 125 years.
If I had to give an actual critique of this film, I really found the film's narrative to be quite conventional and uninteresting, with only brief, fleeting moments containing any…
"something's crossed over in me, and i can't go back; i couldn't live."
i love that line.
i get it.
brb gonna become a fugitive
Are we absolutely sure that was Ridley Scott?
Not some rising young fellas named Joel and Ethan or really anybody else, perhaps?
That's a film so profoundly filled with soul, it's incredibly hard to believe it came from an uber-pragmatic English director that usually tackles such unshakably pessimistic tales. More than simply delivering the already ludicrously entertaining road trip movie that's the core of the script, Scott and collaborators are able to breathe life into this rich, colorful, grounded and at the same time fantastic universe in which these insanely charismatic characters live their mad adventure.
All technical elements are stellar as is the norm for Scott's projects, but the astoundingly pretty cinematography and the amazing soundtrack deserved special accolades.…
Slight Spoilers Ahead (but it's stated in the LB summary so I guess it's not really a spoiler...)
It should be said that Thelma & Louise first came on my radar amid discussion of, yup, Suicide Squad. There was hope for a Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy story in the vein of T&L. A movie about two female badasses who flirt with disaster and crime? That piqued my interest:
But I see the greater appeal of a DCU movie like this. With a roster that is dominated with men, wouldn't it be great to see the screen commanded by two captivating female performances? That is the case--and more--with Ridley Scott's 1991 film. The film is a spectrum of comedic spirit, heavy drama, romance,…
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Great discussion today about the movie. Subversion vs transgression. We generally agreed most of the movie is subversion of the typical genre movie, it kind of hits all those beats. Where it really transgresses is in the final moments where Thelma and Louise kiss, that's what we noted.
Absolutely flawless. This is such a fun, sad, memorable, important and unique piece of cinema. Please watch it if you haven't already.
Thelma and Louise did nothing wrong the entire movie. Every dude in this movie is a total piece of shit in some form or another.
Except biker guy. Biker guy was cool.
"My husband wasn't sweet to me. Look how I turned out." Brilliant.
I wonder how it took so long to finally see the film. I remember seeing some parts back in 1990s when I was too much of a kid to watch it. Well, now I finally did see it and I'll have to say I liked it too.
Este road womance movie representa un icono dentro de la lucha feminista moderna, donde dos mujeres a la fuerza se tienen q defender de un sistema machista, ironicamente el unico que las comprende y las defiende es un hombre... no se como no la habia visto ante...
brb gonna become a fugitive
First time I see this one.
Finally I understand why my dear friend Emily wants to flee to Mexico.
Thelma & Louise is just a damn good time. They rarely "make 'em like this anymore," and that's just a shame. It's a funny, gorgeous, wild roadtrip romp that's bound to please. The two titular ladies absolutely shine in their respective roles, and make what is already a great film technically something to be revisited and cherished.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…