Thelma and Louise (1991)

“Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here. ” – Louise

Number of Times Seen – Twice (31 Jan 2002 and 1 Jul 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Two best friends on a vacation get into trouble and things start to get out of hand.

My Take on it – This is a film that over the years has been perceived as being much better than it truly is.

The overall premise of the film is interesting and was very revolutionary at the time.

Both Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars that year and were quite deserving of such accolades for these performances.

Brad Pitt and Harvey Keitel are also both quite good in supporting roles with Keitel playing a much more sympathetic character than he is known for.

The problem with this film is that the storyline meanders along too much and loses focus too often as it moves forward.

They do a great job showing female independence and both of the leads are quite strong here but to be even more effective, the story itself also needs to be just as powerful, if not more so.

Bottom Line – Interesting idea that was quite revolutionary for its time. Both Sarandon and Davis are great here in the lead roles and were deserving of Oscar nominations for Best Actress. Unfortunately the storyline meanders along too much and loses focus along the way. This film does manage to show female independence and the leads are quite strong, but it would have helped if the plot was also just as powerful which it unfortunately isn’t.  Pitt and Keitel are great in supporting roles. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The sequence where Darryl slips and falls over on the builder’s supplies, as he is leaving for work, was unscripted, as Christopher McDonald genuinely lost his footing. Despite this, he remained in character, yelling at the workmen as he got into the car and drove away. As he states on the DVD commentary, Director Ridley Scott liked the result so much, he kept it in the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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