Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

DVD - 2003
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Thelma is an abused and neglected wife, while her friend Louise is a bitter, hard-edged waitress. The two decide to take a brief vacation to escape the drudgery of their everyday lives. Immediately, they run into trouble, as Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma in the parking lot of a country bar.
Publisher: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition: Special edition Widescreen version
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780792854814
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE THELM
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (R)(approximately 129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Thelma and Louise
Notes: Special features: 4 documentaries featuring brand-new interviews with Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, director Ridley Scott and writer Callie Khouri; audio commentary with director Ridley Scott; audio commentary with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and writer Callie Khouri; 30 minutes of newly found deleted scenes; alternate ending with director's commentary; "The final chase" multi-angle storyboards; Glenn Frey music video
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991


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A must see classic where two women discover their independence. Still compelling after all these years and just as pertinent.

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when I saw this at its release into theatres, I was a 'liberal.' I walked out with streaming tears, I thought it should have had a happy ending. I completely identified with these women characters, as victims. today, I see it as a Revenge Fantasy of women, against men..As fiction-film, well-done! As healthy entertainment, it fails. This is a propaganda film, for the feminist movement, that has gone seriously screwey. Don't think it's not going to affect you, eventually. Soon, there will be no escape, for anyone. Mark my words: this is how these things go. I'm giving you fair warning.

Nov 28, 2017

All the positive accounts by patrons of KCLS I would heartily second. I have watched this movie again after many years since it came out. It still is a great escape on an unbelieviable adventure by two women. It certainly ranks up in the top all time classic movies!

Oct 06, 2017

What a classic! You've gotta see this one. Probably one of the best movies of the 90s!

Feb 03, 2017

Saw it decades ago, when first released. Forgot everything but the last stunning scene--and also forgot how good it was, and, even today, how topical and timely.

Great script.
Great performances by everyone, especially the three leads, Davis, Sarandon and Keitel.

Exceptional movie. If you saw it, as I did, long ago, or, if you've never even heard of it, do yourself a favour...and borrow this one.

For starters - There were 2 things (yes, only 2) that I didn't like about Thelma & Louise.

(1) Its finale (which sucked). And, yes - (2) Brad Pitt (who sucked, as well).

But, with that all said, I must honestly admit that whenever it comes to the portrayal of a truly deceitful piece of slime (like J.D.), Brad Pitt is, by far, a true champion of champions.

(*Spoiler Ahead!*)

Anyways - When it came to suspense and comedy, I actually found that these 2 elements mixed surprisingly well in this film about 2 gal-pals (living troubled, caged lives) whose 2-day getaway to a mountain retreat ends up escalating into a literal non-stop crime-spree (beginning with the committing of a murder). And, at this point Thelma and Louise were, of course, forced to hightail it for their lives as the law closed in on them, but fast.

You know, I really must hand it to director Ridley Scott on this one. He certainly hit the jackpot with this "Slick-Chick-Buddy-Flick". Although it did become a tad predictable as the story progressed. I mean, when you really think about it, Thelma & Louise rarely ventured too far off the track of the all-too-familiar "road-movie" trail.

But, with that all said and done - Thelma & Louise was, indeed, an exhilarating, little "joy-ride-of-a-movie", even though it could have, but did not (contrary to what others might think) go out in a blaze of glory.

Lexicon_ Apr 26, 2014

Watching this movie in 2014 for the first time, this was a huge refresher. No ostentatious Hollywood special effects and all the actors are in their pre-fame stages: it's great! I was shocked by the ending, but enjoyed the movie a lot. No vampires, no teenage love nor doomsday agendas here. Thank goodness!

Mar 12, 2014

“Thelma and Louise” is the heart-wrenching tale of two best friends that wouldn’t give up on one another. The film begins by introducing the two main characters, Thelma, a mousy housewife, and Louise, a badass waitress. Louise invites Thelma to go on a road trip with her to a friend’s cabin, and she agrees. However, on their way there, the two friends stop at a bar, and find themselves in a rather sticky situation.
The author of this review cried during “Thelma and Louise”. It’s a moving, beautiful story about two friends that just wanted to have some fun, but instead end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thelma and Louise are wonderful characters, and are both very unique. The only complaint is Thelma is rather whiny, but this is understandable, given the events of the movie. “Thelma and Louise” contains no slow moments, and is incredibly interesting the entire way through. The setting of the movie was well chosen, and adds visual interest and does a lovely job of setting the mood.
“Thelma and Louise” is a movie suitable for ages fourteen and up, as it contains mild swearing and brief sexuality. “Thelma and Louise” would be a good movie to watch with your friends, or even by yourself. It is a tear jerker, so have some tissues on hand, as you will need them! Despite this, the author of this review highly recommends this film, as it is wonderfully entertaining, and can be considered a classic.

abbeysong Apr 03, 2013

"Thelma and Louise" is so much more than a road-trip movie, or a girls-in-trouble bonding flick. As director Ridley Scott himself once said, the landscape itself is one of the main protagonists. Add Hans Zimmer's angst-driven soundtrack, and this film becomes one of my top ten movies of all time. (And my husband agrees.)

Aug 03, 2012

A must see classic! Two women find their independence.

Sep 15, 2011

the most fun! very refreshing that it is about two regular people, rather than the usual macho-female characters in most female adventure type movies...


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