2022 Blind Spot Series: Thelma & Louise
What I knew going in: Pretty much all of it.
Two best friends, Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Surandon) go off on an adventure only to find themselves running from the law after comitting a crime along the way.
I feel like Thelma & Louise is so well known within the culture pantheon that I felt like I had already seen it before even pressing play. The infamous ending is always talked about. To this day, this film still comes up when discussing female leads. But I needed to see it all play out.
I'm glad I finally saw it the whole way through. I think my expectations might have been a bit high, but it's pretty tremendous for a movie like this to be released in 1991. I think it struggles with pacing here and there and some of the decisions these women make are very frustrating, but over all I enjoyed it.
Davis and Surandon are of course marvelous. Davis being my favorite. It's also fun to see Baby Brad Pitt at one point.
Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I say I'm glad I finally watched this, but now it's nice to know that I have the whole picture and not just what is fed to me through various pop culture channels. That's me patting myself on the back.