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Thelma & Louise (Special Edition) (UK)

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Somebody said get a life... so they did
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 124 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Waitress Louise (Susan Sarandon) persuades her friend Thelma (Geena Davis) to escape her sexist husband and join her on a driving holiday. When they stop off at a country bar, Louise ends up saving Thelma from an attempted rape - shooting and killing the rapist in the process - and the women consequently find themselves forced to go on the run. Along the way their money is stolen by a handsome cowboy (Brad Pitt) and they begin holding-up convenience stores, feeling strangely liberated by their new-found assertiveness. Harvey Keitel stars as the detective who attempts to talk the heroines into giving themselves up.

Special Features:
"The Last Journey" - The Making Of Thelma And Louise
Original Promotional Featurette
Over The Edge (multi angle vignette) - storyboards, rare photos and film footage
Part Of Me, Part Of You - Music Video
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Ending - With Audio Commentary
Photo Gallery
Trailers and TV Spots
Audio Commentary with Director Ridley Scott
Audio Commentary with Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon and Callie Khouri

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Directed By:
Ridley Scott

Written By:

Brad Pitt
Stephen Tobolowsky
Christopher McDonald
Michael Madsen
Harvey Keitel
Geena Davis
Susan Sarandon

Casting By:
Louis DiGiaimo

Soundtrack By:
Hans Zimmer
B.B. King

Director of Photography:
Adrian Biddle

Thom Noble

Costume Designer:
Elizabeth McBride

Production Designer:
Norris Spencer

Ridley Scott
Mimi Polk
Callie Khouri

Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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8 / 10
"You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain't the place you want to get caught."

The story starts with Louise and Thelma planning a weekend getaway at her boss's cabin in the woods. The theme of the movie comes out from the start: they're doing this because their boss is trying to screw over his (soon-to-be ex) wife. The cabin is going to become hers as part of the divorce settlement. So until he has to hand over the keys, he's letting all his friends use it, and even people he wouldn't normally They load up fishing gear; Thelma loads up on girly-wear, and they head out. Thelma's husband is a domineering, and probably cheating, asshole. Louise is out for a good time with her friend. Thelma is out for a good time, period. Towards the beginning of the movie, Louise asks Thelma, exasperated, if Darryl is her husband or her father because of the way she has to ask permission for everything. But Louise is definitely Thelma's mother-figure at the beginning of the movie. And Thelma is Louise's child-substitute. onsider friends, such as Louise.

Harvey Keitel and Brad Pitt have good supporting roles, Keitel as the intelligent and sensitive local police officer, and Pitt as a young drifter with a nice butt for Thelma to lust after.

About the only thing I can really complain about is the car chase, which was way over the top and resembled something out of the Blues Brothers; I thought it was out of place in a movie like this, as if the movie wasn't going to be allowed into the theaters if it didn't have an incredible car chase in it. But it was just too much unnecessary mayhem.

I highly recommend this movie; it's a fun movie about deeper issues, and is possibly the best female buddy movie out there.
posted by Aslan on 5/10/2002 23:48