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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
Who run the world: Girls!
I finally watch this! And I love it! I doubt any other duo would have made this film so great.
This movie was kinda slow at times in my opinion which resulted in me watching it over the course a few days. However, I think that the final third of the movie was super awesome as you see the two protagonists do some crazy stuff and you finally get to see who they really are. The ending was really beautiful and was definitely the best part of the film.
The controversy surrounding the film's release and its landmark ending (cribbed heavily from Butch & Sundance) has pretty much overshadowed the other merits of this entertaining women-on-the-run movie.
Davis and Sarandon are a great team together. The movie should have heralded a new ago of female driven action movies but that never happened.
I hope one day,,, i can kill a rapist and run off 2 mexico with my bff
A high school friend made me watch this movie and I'm forever indebted to her.
GODDAMN THIS WAS SATISFYING
initially i was really angered by the ending. it actually kind of reminded me of the hayes code. in the end these women just aren't allowed to get justice and be happy, i guess. but it seems like that's probably the point, though: it doesn't ever really end, so you can't ever really get justice or get that satisfaction from it you deserve, huh?
Geena Davis stars as the younger Thelma, and Susan Sarandon as the elder Louise. Their movie has the feeling of good, smart, decently-grunged feminist smear, unlike so many disingenuous, weaker classic juggernauts. I like it. Built pretty nice, as a deep thing but not too deep. I guess it may be very, very man-hating, but who doesn't hate men? There's a lot of reasons to hate them, not the least of which involves them being half of everyone, everyone clearly being terrible.
In the beginning, the square dance scene (set to dumb country rock) lasts a little long for comfort. But such a brutal attempted rape shortly after. Damn. And then they're Thelma and Louise. "We don't live in that…
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