All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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 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
A long day of travelling, and a no-brainer was needed. 'Thelma and Louise' is a road-trip-cum-action-femme fatale film. It packs a lot of punch, and covers a lot of ground.
With two strong female leads, we follow their ill-fated adventures marauding and destroying everything in their paths. But, much like our heroines, there are flaws. Falling for men, yet trying not to rely on them, and ultimately it is their mistrust in the opposite sex which is their undoing.
Fast, fun and very, very frivolous. Thelma and Louise is a solid watch.
Thelma and Louise are on vacation when unexpected events occur and they are the run from everyone where chaos and a crazy road trip follows. Highly recommended.
When I first started watching the movie I thought it was going to be be another boring movie about friends who lived boring lives and just caused drama. But I was wrong the movie was amazing with the car chases and the beautiful cinematography. The plot of the film was interesting because the protagonist were to people who you never would of expect to be heros. But as the movie progressed you they go through the basic heros journey and the audience grows closer to them. We see Thelma and Louise grow from people who are not in control of there lives to people who chose there own fates. Sir Ridley Scott did a phenomenal job with how the location…
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It is Film 29 from my 90 From The 90's project.
Escape is at hand for the travelling (wo)man..
'Thelma and Louise' is like a travelling midlife crisis nightmare for the stuck housewife. Just about everything that can go wrong does, and just about every man they meet ends up being a complete duchebag in one way or another.
In the end, 'Thelma & Louise' is a beautifully shot escapade through the American Southwest, featuring some good performances. It's not as good as Ridley Scott's best, but its not half bad. Not a complete waste of time if you decide to watch.
"Something's, like, crossed over in me and I can't go back. I mean I just couldn't live."
The ultimate road trip (so to speak) movie and I finally watched it! Sarandon and Davis shine through in their iconic roles.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Film #12 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #14. Film featuring a suicidal person(s)!
I put a spoiler warning on this review in case there is someone out there who doesn't already know the end, which is like not knowing that the boat will sink in Titanic
This is not truly a film about suicidal persons, as I found out when I watched it. Not until about a minute before the end credits it isn't.
Up until that time, this is a film about trying to escape a fate worse than death.
I'm ashamed I never watched Thelma & Louise before. When I finally did, I noticed it is actually a nice film and with quite a…
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