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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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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!
A classic every bit as radical today as when it was first released. Women bursting through reductive tropes. Women as vibrant and independent actors, arbiters, creators. Women as imperfect, but still able to gather their forces to strive, to build, to steer themselves...
A feminist road trip/outlaw tale where every other man (except Keitel's empathetic cop) is either bad, uncaring, or deceiving. Sarandon & Davis' performances keep this film from drowning in its own message of a women trapped in a male-dominated society and who discover themselves no matter what.
Have seen this movie so many times over the years, but will never get enough. Louise was such a gorgeous badass bitch that my eight-year-old little heart was obsessed with Susan Sarandon for many years after first having seen the duo.