Thelma And Louise details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt, Timothy Carhart|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females, 100 must-see movies|
Thelma And Louise
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
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What colour are my eyes?By Alex Morris from UK , 17 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]It seems odd to me that, given my fondness for Ridley Scott films, I'd never seen Thelma & Louise. Unfortunately, I already knew the ending, thanks to it - like the 'girl' in The Crying Game - becoming a cultural reference point for the 1990s. That reminds me; I've not seen The Crying Game either. Should I bother, since I know its big secret?
Well, it looks like I wasn't missing much. It's an entertaining enough adventure, I suppose, but it's entirely unnecessary. They didn't have to run away after Louise's killing of the would-be rapist; Thelma's bruises would have borne witness to what happened when giving testimony. 'They'll think I was asking for it,' is a pretty weak excuse to run away. Thelma's later actions didn't have to take place either; it was still possible to go back. Unhappy relationships aside, there was nothing which really explained why the two women went off the rails. Louise's past in Texas was alluded to, but that was still insufficient reason. Hailed as a paean to women's power and emancipation it's anything but. Look at how it ends, dammit! Yup, ladies, you kin have yore freedom, but this is the price you'll pay.
All told, the movie felt contrived. Okay, so all movies are, by their very nature, contrived, but at least some of them make an attempt at a natural, plausible progression to the story. Perhaps I'd have been more sympathetic to it if I didn't already know how it was going to end. Maybe if I'd seen the film ten years ago, before the renaissance of the Bad Girl clich? hadn't taken place, it wouldn't have seemed quite as hackneyed.
Still, it was an enjoyable enough ride and, plot holes aside, pretty slickly put together. The cinematography was gorgeous, particularly when the story moved out west, towards the Grand Canyon. It certainly beats that execrable Biker Boyz. Anyone want to hand me the keys to a 1966 Thunderbird?
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poor feminist filmBy acrvee (9 reviews) from warrington , 07 Jun 2010this film only has one story and that is the feminist one, it basically sets out to tell a feminist story and succeeds in being a muted voice. the film actually dragged quite a bit in the middle section, there was only one decent male part in the film and he was ignored by every ine else and how he came to like the main characters was never fully explained
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a true classicBy hardcandyconfessions (13 reviews) from UK , 24 May 2010While not my favourite role for her, Susan Surrandon never fails to impress with her wit, incredible acting ability and warmth. This film is a classic, despite this I'd not seen it previously. I see exactly why it has come to be known as such, its funny and warm if a little predictable. The strong central female roles are executed well and the feminist themes do not issolate male viewers (this is no bra burning mate hating movie). Brilliant
The Last King of ScotlandBy a customer from Aberdeen , 22 Mar 2010When it came to the acting ability of the cast - it was great, but without asking people who had seen it I wasn't aware of how graphic some scenes were and had nightmares about a couple of specific scenes for weeks afterwards.
It is not to be recommended for any other woman on her own who does not like violence.
I had known of Idi Amin's tyrannical reign and would have expected killings, but having watched The Constant Gardener where there were killings but you did not have to watch them, this was a shocker to me.
loved it !By ty16 (24 reviews) from scotland , 05 Mar 2010I loved this film - it was fun, pacy, energetic, sexy - everything loved it ! I'd watch this again and would recommend it to those who prefer the 'harder' types of so called 'chic flicks' . I loved Brad Pitts cameo and the Elvis lookalike (dunno his name) ex lover . I more of a book person and this definitely read like a book .
Excellent 5+ starsBy clairep (9 reviews) from Inverness , 22 Sep 2009This film will always be my all time favourite....watched it around 300 times and i still scream at the end 'Dont do it' and still shed a wee tear lol