Thelma & Louise | Chicago Reader

Thelma & Louise

A coffee-shop waitress (Susan Sarandon) and a beleaguered housewife (Geena Davis) in the southern sticks take off for a weekend holiday and eventually find themselves fleeing the law and society in a buoyant feminist road movie (1991) directed by Ridley Scott from a script by Callie Khouri. Scott, who usually offers a style in search of a subject, makes the most of the southwestern landscapes in handsome 'Scope framing and shows an uncharacteristic flair for comedy in fleshing out Khouri's script with a memorable cast of male rednecks (including Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brad Pitt, and Timothy Carhart); his eye may get a little fancy and fussy in spots, but this is still one of his better pictures after Blade Runner, and Sarandon and Davis bring a lot of unpredictable verve and nuance to their parts.

Credits

Director:

  • Ridley Scott

Cast:

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

Writer:

  • Callie Khouri

Producers:

  • Mimi Polk Gitlin
  • Callie Khouri
  • Dean O'Brien
  • Ridley Scott

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