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Thelma and Louise (1991)

Thelma and Louise (1991)


Susan Sarandon
Geena Davis

Directed by Ridley Scott

I have longed heard of the movie Thelma and Louise, but the cover picture of two ladies smiling while driving always puts me off. I never got around to watch it and since I was put off about the cover I never read about it either, but today without reading and overcoming the front cover repel I decided to watch the movie and boy what a thrill.

Thelma and Louise is an awesome movie to see and one of the best movies on fugitives out there. The thrill starts after a brief intro on the two leads and runs until the very end you find yourself holding hands with the two as they ride off in the last scene.

Here is what the movie is about, Thelma (Geena Davis) was married to a controlling asshole of a husband who does not appreciate her. Louise (Susan Sarandon) her best friend is more of the wild one of the two and has a better grip of her life.
Both decided to go fishing, take a trip and be free, but that ride turned south when Thelma was attacked by a man who was going to rape her.
Louise came to her rescue and scared him off her with Thelma’s own gun the man’s loud mouth ticked Louise off and she shot him.

Don’t worry I haven’t given off any spoilers all this happened in the beginning of the movie. The incident led to a scared Thelma and a very confused Louise who decided that both will have to get away from what has happened as no one will believe their story.

The movie grew from there and we see Thelma mature while they were on the run and Louise who seems so much in control become at a time weak, scared and in tears of what to do next.

Here is a movie you got to see, a 1991 critical and commercial success.
It earned six Academy Award nominations and won one for Best Original Screenplay. Ridley Scott was nominated for Best Director, and both Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were nominated for Best Actress, but they lost that year to Jodie Foster for her role in Silence of the Lambs (1991).

You have to take the time to see this movie for the awesome performance of the two women and the magnificent portrayal of feminism. They took control of their lives and ward off any one who tried to make them feel small or was on a rescue mission which they did not subscribe to.


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