Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis play a pair of Arkansas women who hit the road in a ’66 Thunderbird after they flee the scene following the accidental murder of a man who was trying to rape one of them.
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This is a brilliant female empowerment film that shows two strong female leads who are tired of male bullshit and they will stop at nothing to rid themselves of it. This was also the beginning of Harvey Keitel playing sympathetic characters in the 90s.
i was surprised that this movie made me so nervous. possibly a result of the intense conflicts that bubble and fissure throughout the movie but are never fully realized in the sense that delma and weezy are still living tropes but somehow remain full of emotion and friendship. delma!!!!!!!!
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!
Ridley Scott is old school. What should derail the film in its moments away from the leads, the assaultive rain machines, the fact that they clearly never leave California, winds up working for it because from a craft standpoint it's as fascinatingly fake as any golden age musical and watching Scott create his idealized vision of the US is such a joy. And then there's Davis and Sarandon who are goddamn perfect.
Ridley Scott's directing legacy is highly inconsistent yet 'Thelma & Louise' shines brightly thanks to the outstanding performances by Sarandon, Davis and Pitt. A true feminist statement of intent and artefact of cinematic history.
When I started this, I though, "Really? This is Ridley Scott's best film in between Blade Runner and Gladiator? This seems like a scene out of the sitcom based on Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." But Scott Directs Sarandon, Davis, and Pitt into three great performances, and one of the most memorable (if overblown) finales of all time. Thelma & Louise lives up to its hype.
The ultimate action chick road movie flick made by one of the true macho action directors in Hollywood. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are great together as they shoot the first "selfie" on film, but I'm not convinced that these girls would not like to do jail time together. That would only enhance their friendship to a new level would it not?