• Thelma & Louise (1991)

Thelma & Louise

Release Date: May 8th, 1991

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

R |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Brad Pitt

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Comedy drama , Adventure

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1990s, Bar, Charming, Escape, Amusing, Underdog, Touching

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    TV Guide Magazine

    A fun, breezy roadtrip across the Western landscape. show more

  • 80
    Brad LaidmanFilm Threat

    Grade A propaganda of the first order. show more

  • 100
    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle

    This is a movie to love, that touches you in places you never suspected, that shows you that the road less traveled is the road to your dreams. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (1992)
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Directing