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Thelma & Louise

Thelma and Louise

Directed by Ridley Scott
United States, United Kingdom, 1991
Drama, Crime, Adventure


Meek housewife Thelma joins her friend Louise, an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise flees to Mexico, and Thelma decides to tag along.

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Thelma & Louise Directed by Ridley Scott

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1992 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

1992 | 5 nominations including: Best Director

National Film Preservation Board

2016 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

In the case of this movie, authorship must be extended to Callie Khourie, who not only wrote the screenplay, but also co-produced the film along Scott. Khourie’s Thelma & Louise cleverly combines some traditionally male-driven American genres such as the western, the road movie and the “buddy film.” But Thelma & Louise centers the story on two women, played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, who immortalize their title characters.
October 19, 2016
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It’s the iconography of Thelma & Louise and its enduring appeal for succeeding generations of feminists in particular that mark it as a notable staging post in the development of female action heroines… But looking back—beyond mere genre placeholding—at the text itself, one can see how Khouri’s Thelma & Louise broke its own mold more ingeniously, by incorporating resonant feminist themes of reclamation and liberation into a widely recognizable and accessible Hollywood narrative.
November 10, 2015
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After a rather slow beginning, this prosy film turns poetic; and when that happens, we’re no longer passive bystanders but active participants, along for the ride morally as well as physically.
June 07, 1991
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