Thelma & Louise (1991)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Action  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Buddy Film, Chase Movie, Feminist Film  |   Release Date - May 24, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - Australia, France, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives. Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit. Though the road trip starts out as a good time, the pair eventually wind up at a bar. A tipsy Thelma ends up in the parking lot of the bar with a would-be rapist. Louise shoots the man dead. The two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. They eventually meet up with a young criminal named J.D. (Brad Pitt), whose cowboy spirit rubs off on the timid Thelma. The pair is pursued by a police officer (Harvey Keitel) sympathetic toward their plight. He chases them to the Grand Canyon, where the women make a fateful decision about their lives. Directed by Ridley Scott, Thelma & Louise brought first-time screenwriter Callie Khouri many accolades including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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women, friendship, on-the-run, rescue, vacation, killing, rape

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values