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|Fasten your seat belts, ’cause when Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis rev it up and take to the highway, their adventures “have the thrilling, life-affirming energy for which the best road movies are remembered” (The New York Times).
When unhappy housewife Thelma (Davis) and her wisecracking waitress friend Louise (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 “gateway” becomes just that as the two friends speed across the American southwest with the police an ever-present step behind.
In their Academy Award nominated performances, “Sarandon and Davis are nothing short of perfect” (The Hollywood Reporter). From Callie Khouri’s Oscar winning screenplay of truth, courage and honesty, Ridley Scott (Alien) directs a superb cast (including Harvey Keitel and Brad Pitt) in a film the L.A. Times describes as “provocative, poignant and heartbreakingly funny”.