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, but are soon followed closely by the authorities including a local policeman who is sympathetic to their plight. The federal authorities, however, have less compassion and thus a cross-country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship in the trying times. —IMDb
One of the most promising directors of the late ‘70s, Ridley Scott displayed stylistic flair and remarkable storytelling abilities in such films as The Duellists (1977) and his landmark Alien (1979). Born in 1937, in Northumberland, England, Scott was educated at the West Hartlepool College of Art and London’s Royal College of Art. After completing his education, he became a set designer for the British Broadcasting Company in the early ’60s, eventually getting promoted to director of such popular BBC series as the long-running police adventure Z Cars. With the establishment of his own firm, Ridley Scott Associates, Scott was in on the ground floor of some of the most inventive European TV commercials of the 1970s.
The director’s transition to the big screen came with his direction of 1977’s The Duellists, a visually striking Napoleonic war film that won the Jury Prize for Best First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival. Further success followed with 1979’s Alien, which established… read more
What a kick-ass of a movie! Davis and Sarandon are amazing as these two funny, courageous and unsatisfied women that leave for a weekend-off in the woods and end up having the greatest adventure of their lives on a amazing trip across America. This movie manages to be serious and humorous on the right moments and it's a joy to watch!
First time seeing this since its release in '91 and found it a slow burn that builds to some very memorable moments before collapsing under its own weight in its somewhat tacky conclusion. Sarandon and Davis both delivered incendiary performances that resulted in oscar noms for both. The problem with the oscar winning script is still that every male is either an asshole, rapist or douche. Small quibble?