Thelma & Louise*

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 128 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Ridley Scott; with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Brad Pitt) When unhappy housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) and her wise-cracking waitress friend Louise (Susan Sarandon) decide to take a break from their lives--Thelma from her chauvinistic husband and Louise from her commitment-shy musician boyfriend--they embark on a trip that leads to a tragic incident at a roadside honky tonk. In an instant, their weekend getaway becomes just that as they flee across the American southwest with the police a two-step behind. Ridley Scott turns the great central tradition of the road picture--Easy Rider, Bonnie and Clyde, Badlands, etc.--upside down in that the heroes are women this time: working-class girlfriends from a small Arkansas town, both probably ready to describe themselves as utterly ordinary. (Closed-Captioned) [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Law, Motion Pictures: Features, Psychology: Social, United States, Women Studies)