My Cult Movie: “There is a wonderful sense of moving on…”

*contains spoilers

Name: Bronwyn
Age: 65
Occupation: Retired teacher
Favorite movie: Thelma & Louise (1991)
Saw it First: I saw it on tv and then I bought the VHS tape and then the DVD.
Starring: Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel and Brad Pitt

Plot: A road movie directed by Ridley Scott about a couple of female friends who leave behind responsibilities and eventually become fugitives from the law.

Thelma & Louise Poster

Bronwyn Says: I have seen this movie about five times. I’m too busy now with my Netflix and Stan on demand to watch the DVD. I like the two female characters, particularly the Geena Davis character and the way Thelma evolved from being dominated by her husband. Also Louise was a character who was quite closed and she was also revealed. I find some parts of the movie quite humorous and ironic. Harvey Keitel’s character was good in that he identified with Louise. I was not an immediate fan of Brad Pitt – I haven’t seen many of his films – but I think it is one of his best film roles. I don’t see Thelma & Louise as a revenge movie… they just hit the road and get a taste of freedom on the road. There’s a wonderful sense of moving on. I thought both actresses were brilliant and they did justice to their roles. Neither one stood out. The ending seemed inevitable as they went quite rogue in the end. I don’t know what I’d do in that situation… it was appropriate in a way. Visually it was well done, how the car freeze-framed in mid-air. It was like a big leap into the unknown just like their road trip was at the beginning. It’s a very strong movie in how it showed the female characters as they unfolded and were revealed.

Thelma and Louise (1991) trailer

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