Hailed as the first "feminist-buddy" movie, Sarandon and Davis bust out as best friends who head directly into one of the better movies of the year. Davis is the ditzy Thelma, a housewife rebelling against her dominating, unfaithful, abusive husband (who, rather than being disturbing, provides some of the best comic relief in the film). Sarandon is Louise, a hardened and world-weary waitress in the midst of an unsatisfactory relationship. They hit the road for a respite from their mundane lives, only to find violence and a part of themselves they never knew existed. Outstanding performances from Davis and especially Sarandon, with Pitt notable as the stud who gets Davis' motor revved. Director Scott has a fine eye for set details.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.
Oscars 1991: Orig. Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 1991: Actress (Sarandon), Actress (Davis); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1991: Support. Actor (Keitel); Writers Guild 1991: Orig. Screenplay.
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