"I'm in deep shit. Deep Shit, Arkansas."

- Louise

Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Overview

When Thelma & Louise was released in 1991, it was source of much controversy. Some people loved it, others hated it. The story is about two women against a bunch of aggressive men, which turned the movie into the feminist film of the decade. A hybrid of buddy and road movies...

Despite the controversy and hostile reviewers, Thelma & Louise is a grand cinematic achievement. The photography, screenplay, directing, editing, and actor's performances all come together in this beautifully crafted film that defies expectation and astonishes the audience.

Awards

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, Thelma & Louise won one for Best Original Screenplay, awarded to Callie Khouri. Playing the two leading roles, both Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were also nominated, along with Ridley Scott, fighting for the Best Director. Screenwriter Callie Khouri also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award.

The National Board of Review awarded both Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in a tie for Best Actress. In his country, Ridley Scott won as the Director of the Year from the London Critics Circle Film Awards, which also awarded the Thelma & Louise as Film of the Year.

Plot

Desperate for a vacation and excited to experience something new, two middle-age women take some time off of their tedious lives and go away for the weekend. The journey takes a turn for the worse when Thelma is about to get raped and Louise shoots the assailant dead.