- Actors: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald
- Directors: Ridley Scott
- Writers: Callie Khouri
- Producers: Ridley Scott, Callie Khouri, Dean O'Brien, Mimi Polk Gitlin
- Format: Dolby
- Language: English
- Studio: MGM
- VHS Release Date: 1 Mar. 2000
- Run Time: 124 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 206 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00004CLT7
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,063 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Ridley Scott directs this drama starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. Waitress Louise (Sarandon) persuades her friend Thelma (Davis) to escape her sexist husband and join her on a road trip. When they stop off at a country bar, Louise ends up saving Thelma from an attempted rape - shooting and killing the rapist in the process - and the women consequently find themselves forced to go on the run. Along the way their money is stolen by a handsome cowboy (Brad Pitt) and they begin holding-up convenience stores to get by, feeling strangely liberated by their new-found assertiveness. The cast also includes Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen and Christopher McDonald.
Thelma & Louise is a feminist manifesto writ large on the big screen, a smart and funny gender reversal of the standard Hollywood buddy formula, a road movie extraordinaire, with characters who became instant cultural icons. No matter how you define it, Ridley Scott's 1991 box-office hit pinched a nerve and made the cover of national news magazines for tweaking gender politics like no movie before or since. Callie Khouri's screenplay overhauls the buddy formula with its story about two best friends (Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) who embark on a liberating adventure that turns into an interstate police chase after a traumatic incident makes both women into fugitives; they are en route to a destiny they could never have imagined. The perfect casting of Sarandon and Davis makes Thelma & Louise a movie for the ages and Brad Pitt became an overnight star after his appearance as the con-artist cowboy who gives Davis a memorable (but costly) night in a roadside motel. --Jeff ShannonSee all Product description
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From the way the title sequence opens with it’s breath-taking landscape and musical score which draws you in, you know this is something above the norm. The title actually foreshadows the film itself, stating off grey and promising, blossoming in the middle and dark and brooding at the end. If the film has a flaw, it’s in the fact that almost all the men are negative, self obsessed types but in some ways that helps to highlight the changes we see in the women and despite their escalating criminal behaviour they remain ‘good at heart’ characters, keeping the support and attention of the audience.
The 15 age rating is appropriate due to swearing and some scenes of graphic, physical and ‘adventure’ style violence, whilst the few sex scenes contain mild nudity. It’s a tale of self discovery, self fulfilment and friendship, deserving of a ***** and with a great, diverse soundtrack, it is highly recommended.
The lead roles are just perfectly played and its action all the way. The climax is just perfect too. Who wouldn’t get to like these girls? Having said that this film must contain some of the best looking men any film could treat its female audience to? Oh come on gals – I just know you’d be line-dancing with them!
I have watched more than a dozen or so, of the so called top road movies over the last couple of months, this is right up there with the best of them. It simply has everything. It’s a two hour blast and brilliantly put together.
It didn’t manage to win any of the top awards but won plenty of the minor ones. It was a huge box office winner – trebling its budget outlay.
I just love this movie...
Having only owned this on VHS, I went for the Blu-Ray as there is lots of grand vistas in this movie.
I would say it's worth it, but perhaps not by much, or perhaps better on a larger screen (mine is 32").
I did not notice any of the negative comments such as unreal colours etc, it was wonderfully crisp and sharp and the colours reflected the original cinematography very well.
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