Kaycee’s Klasic Films – Thelma and Louise

That's right, hawkeye, it's badly written, spelled and punctuated. It's how a lot of people write these days. And it's a spoof.

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You know what I think this just might be my favourite film like ever I’ve watched it dozens of times and every time I enjoy it as much as the first. The only difference is that these days I think of myself more as the Susan Sarandon (Louise) character when in the old days I fancied myself as Thelma (Geena Davis).

See Thelma’s young and reckless and sexy Geena Davis was pretty new then and she had this mouth that looked like whoever had put her together just whacked the first one he could find on her and it made her look wild and mouthy (sorry) but it was Friday afternoon so they wasn’t going to take it off and do it again. I mean she was gorgeous and everything but she had a crazy look she don’t look like that now she was better when she was young but Susan Sarandon was never an out and out babe she always had something more mature and thoughtful about her. And I would like to think that’s how I’m going.

Anyways, when this came out I loved the fact that Thelma was what I think they call a loose cannon she was young but married to this very straight bossy guy and Louise was with Michael Madsen whose always playing a bit of a hothead. The girls go away for the weekend just to escape their boring lives but it turns out a bit more than they expected. Within ten minutes or something Thelma has been picked up by a guy in a bar and he tries to rape her in the car park and Louise ends up shooting him (dead).

That’s the nice weekend out the window and they kind of go on the run. Louise asks Madsen to wire her her life’s savings but he drives out there with it in person. Meanwhile Thelma has met a sexy thief Brad Pitt and she has sex with him well who wouldn’t and she’s so excited she goes to see Louise in the restaurant and leaves Brad in bed and he steals the money and disappears. He had already told her he’s a robber and described how he holds up stores and stuff.

So off they go again and Thelma feels so bad about losing the money so she stops at a store and robs it just like Brad said he did it. So their in more trouble but at least they’ve got some dough again.

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Well, Brad, the answer is yes. What is the question?

Back at home the cops are involved and one of them is Harvey Keitel who I love he’s always good and in this one he’s very likeable. He asks Thelma’s husband if they are close and he says “As close as you can get to a lunatic” and they tap his phone and say if she calls he has to be very natural but he don’t he goes “Hello!” loud and bright like he never would normally and she knows he knows.

Later on there’s this great scene in some wide rocky landscape in New Mexico and a cop pulls them over for speeding but they trick him and pull guns and put him in the boot (trunk if you like) its really funny.

When Harvey the cop talks to Louise on the phone you can tell he really likes her its that sort of unexpected stuff that makes a good film for me. Not gonna tell you how it ends for obivous reasons it’s a real enjoyable film and it ain’t just for girls I know guys that love it too it just makes a change to have two broads starring in that type of thing.

 

 

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