Saturday, June 5, 2010

1991 - Thelma and Louise

Two women escape their lives to go on a weekend getaway find themselves in a whole lot of trouble when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma outside a bar. The rest of the film is a thrill ride of their drive to Mexico escaping the police.

I absolutely LOVED this movie. I can't believe I've never seen it before. I didn't get bored at all. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon do such a great job as the title characters. Their friendship is so authentic and really makes the movie work. If they used actresses didn't have such great chemistry it wouldn't have had near the impact.

I also found this film for $7 at Walmart (along with Dances With Wolves), so of course I picked it up. I really can't think of anything I hated about this movie. I even liked the ending (which is pretty infamous, but some people didn't really care for it)

Random Thoughts:
-Brad Pitt's small role as JD, the hitchhiker/con-artist was ADORABLE. He looked so young!!
-Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep originally considered starring this movie.
-George Clooney auditioned five times for the part of JD, which was taken by Brad Pitt (thank God…I don’t get the appeal of George Clooney).

5/5 stars! I LOVED it!

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to watch it tonight, but just in case I forget to come back here and tell you this, I'm commenting now.
    Could it be that this movie and "Boise Moi" is same sorta thing? Your description sounds quite identical, just less grisly and pornographic