Thelma & Louise1991
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Critic Consensus: Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.
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Critic Reviews for Thelma & Louise
"Thelma & Louise" is a rare thrill - a gleefully offbeat road movie in which two women, instead of the usual footloose fellas, exult in the heady freedom of America's lonesome highways.
This unexpected delight, which travels at top speed from the doldrums to the Grand Canyon, is moreover blessed with two high-octane performances.
There are plenty of great one-liners in Callie Khouri's script, and cinematographer Adrian Biddle never fails to give viewers an eye full -- even when it's a ridiculous eye full.
The feminist justification that the script provides for the heroines' behavior doesn't make their actions any less preposterous. But you can recognize the crudeness of the movie's narrative devices and still have an awfully good time.
Thelma & Louise isn't only a movie, it's also a journey. In some dark night of your distant past, you might once have dreamed about taking it.
Audience Reviews for Thelma & Louise
Wonderfully well acted and with a stunning cinematography, this delicious road movie finds an awful snowball of trouble for two unfortunate women in this sexist society - and the setting of such story in the south of the U.S. makes its feminist statement even more significant.
Most certainly not an under done chick flick. It's premise suggests ultra feminism and typically mean hearted humour but Thelma and Louise is actually intelligent, entertaining, gripping and ambitious to challenge one's emotions.
Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer are best friends who are both unhappy with their lives. Thelma is married to Darryl (Christopher McDonald), who treats her like crap and never lets her do the things that she wants to do. Louise has a boyfriend, Jimmy Lenox (Michael Madsen), who loves her but refuses to marry her. They set off on a grand adventure that starts off nice and pleasant until Louise shoots Harlan Puckett (Timothy Carhart), a major douchebag asshole that sexually assaults Thelma when shes drunk. They drive off, claiming that they will try to get to Mexico. Along the way they pick up thief-drifter, J.D. (Brad Pitt), who steals their money and takes off. Then, to get money for things, Thelma robs a bank, so now they could possibly be charged with armed robbery. Basically, in classy terms, this pair is the female equivalent of Bonnie & Clyde, two outlaws having fun while finding a side of themselves that they never knew quite existed. Great, and fun story line. A movie that you'll want to watch again and again, just for the pure and high racing fun of this movie.
Thelma & Louise Quotes
|Lena the Waitress:||Neither one of the girls murderin' type, Hal!|
|Louise Sawyer:||Is he your husband or your father?|
|Max:||If she calls, just be gentle, you know? Like you're really happy to hear from her. Like you miss her. Women love that shit.|
|J.D.:||Well, I've always believed that if done properly, armed robbery doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience.|