Thelma & Louise

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Thelma & Louise ★★★ 1991 (R)

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 dit-zy 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. 130m/C VHS, DVD . Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt, Timothy Carhart, Stephen Tobolowsky, Lucinda Jenney; D: Ridley Scott; W: Callie Khouri; C: Adrian Biddle; M: Hans Zimmer. Oscars ‘91: Orig. Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review ‘91: Actress (Sarandon), Actress (Davis); Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘91: Support. Actor (Keitel); Writers Guild ‘91: Orig. Screenplay.