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Hailed as the first "feminist-buddy" movie, Sarandon and Davis bust out as best friends who head directly into one of the better movies of the year. Davis is the ditzy Thelma, a housewife rebelling against her dominating, unfaithful, abusive husband (who, rather than being disturbing, provides some of the best comic relief in the film). Sarandon is Louise, a hardened and world-weary waitress in the midst of an unsatisfactory relationship. They hit the road for a respite from their mundane lives, only to find violence and a part of themselves they never knew existed. Outstanding performances from Davis and especially Sarandon, with Pitt notable as the stud who gets Davis' motor revved. Director Scott has a fine eye for set details.

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Available on Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Buddies, War Between the Sexes, Road Trip, Thumbs Up, Female Bonding, Anti-Heroes, Waiters & Waitresses
Screenplay
Callie Khouri
Cast
Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt, Timothy Carhart, Stephen Tobolowsky, Lucinda Jenney
Cinematography
Adrian Biddle
Director
Ridley Scott
Music
Hans Zimmer
Producer
Mimi Polk Sotela, Ridley Scott, MGM

Awards

Oscars 1991: Orig. Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 1991: Actress (Sarandon), Actress (Davis); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1991: Support. Actor (Keitel); Writers Guild 1991: Orig. Screenplay.

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Thelma & Louise
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Nicholle

Thelma (played by Geena Davis) and Louise (played by Susan Sarandon) are two good friends that decide to take a 2 day road trip fishing in the mountains, so off they go in Louise's teal Thunderbird without a care in the world. Unfortunately, trouble starts for the happy friends at the Silver Bullet Lounge when Thelma meets a frisky cowboy who tries to attack her. Luckily, Louise comes just in time to save her, but when the cowboy turns vulgar and obnoxious, Louise kills him. Now the two decide to run away to Mexico but they need cash, so Louise calls her boyfriend Jimmy and asks him to Western Union her money. He shows up in person instead of sending it and while the two of them are deciding their fate, Thelma is crazy about a hitchhiker named J.D. (played by Brad Pitt) who is a robber that excaped his parole and ends up stealing their money. By the time they reach the Grand Canyon, the police have them surrounded and they decide they don't want to spend the rest of their lives in prison and decide to drive over the edge. The unwanted outcome of this movie has a sad ending, but the acting is great along with quick decision making from the girls!