#ThelmaAndLouise – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

Thelma and Lousie – Budget of $16.5 million – 2 hours and 9 minutes

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Thelma and Louise
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Louise is ready to head out of town to help a friend and she asks Thelma to go with her.  Without any notice to her neglectful husband Darryl, Thelma packs up her stuff and gets ready for a road trip.  One item Thelma packs is a gun; in case they run into some crazy people.  Their first night out, Thelma parties with a guy.  Louise tries to warn her the guy’s a cad but Thelma just wants to dance.  In the parking lot, the guy attempts to rape Thelma.  Louise puts a gun to his head.  They start to walk away when the guy says something that rubs Louise the wrong way.  She shoots him and they get in the car and drive off.  Thelma wants to go to the police.  However, Louise is certain that no one will believe it was self-defense. Louise decides to get some money and drive to Mexico.  After some thought, Thelma decides to go with her.  These two fugitives are on the run to freedom but a drifter, a truck driver, and a robbery stand in their way.

It doesn’t take long for this movie to ramp up and deliver the goods.  The camera work while using a real car with real scenery is a change of pace in today’s CGI/green screen world.  This movie even uses the majesty of the Grand Canyon to bring peace and disruption to the same scene.  You feel like you are in the car and develop a sense of urgency as the two women are being chased.  It’s easy to see how this film inspired Kill Bill and Set It Off (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).   It’s easy to lay blame on each woman for the decisions they made but they blame themselves too.  It takes some time but they take some responsibility for what they have done.  Now it does have a lull but hang tight and pay attention.  That lull is used for character development to give the viewer a relationship with each main character.  However, the most shocking entity: this movie is still relevant today.   It’s easy to see why this movie is labeled one of the greatest road movies of all time.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

No, I’m calling from the Playboy mansion – Louise

Well it’s a good thing you’re not Regional Manager and I am – Darryl

Because I didn’t ask him – Thelma

Don’t matter. Brains will only get you so far and luck always runs out – Hal

I just came to see you baby – Jimmy

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