You shoot off a guy’s head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain’t the place you want to get caught.
How a disturbing crime and boring, unfulfilled lives bring about a tragic and yet life affirming series of events.
It won an Academy Award (Screenplay written directly for screen) and the plot is good and played well by the two leads.
Two unhappy, unfullfilled women yearn for a break from the ties that seem to be strangling the life from them. A short weekend getaway, however, changes lives forever.
After shooting a rapist the two women go on the run and hit the road.
Things to look out for: Harvey Keitel, strong as ever; Christopher McDonald‘s utterly unsympathetic Darryl (Thelma’s husband); the final decision of the women; Special Edition DVD has excellent extras and a good booklet
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, Christopher McDonald
Rating: well constructed, empathic play on the human condition, recommended