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An average movie

I already saw this movie but since it was a while back, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, to be honest, I always had some rather mixed feelings about this flick. In fact, it was a surprise success at the time when it was released and, eventually, the only real success booked by Ridley Scott in the 90โ€™s but even though this flick received a lot of love, in my opinion, it was just a rather standard buddy movie with a pseudo feminist message. Basically, as usual with this director, it was really well directed and the whole thing was actually fairly entertaining but, in my opinion, the story was not really amazing. I mean, I did like the melancholy displayed and the downbeat ending but there were still too many silly scenes here and there. Above all, like in any road-movie, the characters would have to evolve somehow but it is a rather tedious gimmick and it was rather unbelievable how much those two girls would change. The biggest jump was made by Thelma who was at first a rather annoying and clueless housewife and suddenly became some kind of philosophical criminal mastermindย in just a couple of day.ย Still, there is no denying that Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were both charismatic and they had some nice chemistry together. On top of that, we finally got to see Brad Pitt in his breakthrough performance which was definitely something quite memorable. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, I believe it is actually rather overrated but I have to admit that it is still a decent watch and it is definitely worth a look.

6/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
5 years ago on 21 November 2014 09:48