May 17, 2016

"Guys, this is Thelma and Louise reunited after twenty-five years."

"I think they are both beyond judgment for this occasion. *bows at their feet*"

32 comments:

Gusty Winds said...

Thought they drove off a cliff.

J. Farmer said...

Wonderful movie, but they are both total messes in these photographs.

Char Char Binks said...

The movie wasn't really very good, and it had a ridiculous, anti-male and trashy feminist theme. I'm going by memory, of course.

Patrick said...

Funny how the feminist movie involves two women, breaking away from their men and subsequently becoming wholly incapable of making any smart decisions. Message seems to be - Without the men, you're going over a cliff.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Remember Geena's character in Long Kiss Goodnight? There's a scene where she recovers her memory, reverting to professional assassin (from elementary schoolteacher / mom). She comes into scene with all-new hair (short, blonde, asymmetrical) and stark, contrasty makeup.
There's a checker at the local Safeway who looks just like that. I keep thinking I should ask her about it, but A) that might be a bit creeper-ish, and/or B) she might kill me.

Rick said...

Love Geena Davis, A League of Their Own is in my personal top 5 of all time. Sarandon is terrible in everything she's ever been in.

Big Mike said...

If Thelma and Louise are together again, it's in some pit down in Hell.

Yes, I know they're fictional characters.

Yes, as an atheist I don't believe in Hell.

But still ...

Big Mike said...

@Rick, I though Sarandon was pretty decent in "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Amadeus 48 said...

I liked Saradon in Atlantic City and not much since.

rhhardin said...

I've seen Geena Davis in five DVDs and Sarandon in nine, and don't remember any of them.

It's the interchangeable actress syndrome.

Ann Althouse said...

Geena Davis is in one of my all-time favorite movies, "The Fly."

Mary Beth said...

I liked the pink pashmina.

Curious George said...

It's a shame they didn't take the movie with them....

William said...

They both look very good. If you wish to look good in your sixties, it's a big help to have been movie star beautiful in your twenties. It's also a good idea to have a nutritionist and personal trainer on staff. Periodic visits to the dermatologist and plastic surgeon can also be of some use. A personal stylist to choose the right clothes is not essential.........Sidebar: in a book I'm currently reading, it mentions that Kaiser Wilhelm travelled with three valets, which was par for the course for royalty in those days, but he also had a hairdresser whose sole duty was to attend to the Kaiser's mustache. Even the other royalty considered that too much.

William said...

The one good thing about he movie is that it precludes any possibility of a sequel.

tim in vermont said...

A League of Their Own is in my personal top 5 of all time.

Holy crap! Ok, I'll play, I feel that way about The Mighty Ducks!

tim in vermont said...

Major League is the best baseball movie of all time, period.

JAORE said...

I'm not sure why, but I found the size difference in these two to be startling.

tim maguire said...

Blatant propaganda, the message drives the story line to the exclusion of any kind of story craft.

Which is what makes it so funny that Thelma and Louise is so susceptible to the interpretation that, without a man to tell her what to do, a woman's life would be no more than one bad decision after another driving a relentless decline into chaos and death. As many here have pointed out already.

JAORE said...

And, yes, I noted the heels versus sneakers.

rastajenk said...

Question for William up there: What book are you currently reading? Just asking because I am currently reading King, Kaiser, Tsar, about how these royal cousins either couldn't stave off WWI or acted to make it happen. I've never been much interested in the lives of royalty, but this look at them is pretty interesting.

Darcy said...

Geena is timeless and I just can't help loving her. Susan - I just see hag now, but probably because of the verbal vomiting from her over the years.

Hated Thelma & Louise. (Does nobody ever wonder why two such selfish women would opt to nobly kill themselves??) Loved The Accidental Tourist and Bull Durham.



tim in vermont said...

Loved The Accidental Tourist and Bull Durham.

Both great movies, if you haven't seen Rare Birds, with William Hurt, you should because if you liked those, you will like it.

Rick said...

tim in vermont said...
[A League of Their Own is in my personal top 5 of all time.]

Holy crap! Ok, I'll play, I feel that way about The Mighty Ducks!


I haven't seen the Mighty Ducks but my first impression, which creates a certain ironic symmetry, is that you haven't seen A League of Their Own.

William said...

@rastajenk: I'm reading Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie. It's a fine book, but it goes on for nine hundred pages. No matter how much I read about WWI, it always turns out the same. All the nations of western civilization went Thelma and Louise........There wasn't that much variation among Queen Victoria's progeny, but there were few constitutional checks on the Kaiser's vanity and none on the Czar's.

David said...

I am amazed they did not comment on Sarandon's shoes.

David said...

Geena is a pretty woman aging prettily. It can be done.

mikee said...

I first encountered Sarandon as an actress in Rocky Horror, and recall the glee of experiencing an entire theater audience raising their arms to make shadow hands on the screen grabbing at her wonderful fundamentals. Ahh, youth, so fleeting, and so damn silly.

She was wonderful in Bull Durham, a baseball flick that can be well paired with A League of Their Own for a double feature of some good entertainment value.

tim in vermont said...

I haven't seen the Mighty Ducks but my first impression, which creates a certain ironic symmetry, is that you haven't seen A League of Their Own.

I have, but if it weren't for John Lovitz, I might have completely forgotten the fact. So what was your favorite performance? Madonna? Rosie O'donnell?

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

So what was your favorite performance?

Lori Petty's was the best, of course.

And I quote Tom Hanks' character all the time: "'Avoid the clap....Jimmy Dugan...Gee thanks!' 'That's good advice!'"

tim in vermont said...

Don't tell me it's in your top 5? BTW, High Fidelity ranks pretty high with me.

Rick said...

tim in vermont said...
So what was your favorite performance?


Lovitz was great as were all the main characters [Petty, Hanks, Strathairn], but Geena Davis is the movie. She thought she had the best life possible and committed to it, but suddenly an opportunity she could never have imagined possible is hers. Does she break her commitment because this new opportunity is something she can't pass up? If not what does it cost her?

And I quote Tom Hanks' character all the time:

Me too!

Q: If we paid you could you be a little more disgusting?
A: Well I could certainly use the money!

How about the kid driver at the Suds Roadhouse:

Q: How about we slip in the back and you make a man out of me?
A: How about I smack you around for a while?
Q: Can't we do both?

Plus pretty much everything by Lovitz.

Q: You mean you aren't taking her because she isn't pretty?
A: Well look who just caught up.