Thelma & Louise | 1991 | dir. Ridley Scott

Watching a movie for the first time while already knowing the ending can sometimes create for a taxing experience, but in this case, knowing the ending helps you feel the descent of Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) more strongly, and because Davis and Sarandon are so good in their roles and because the hardships their characters go through are so terrible, you continuously root for them, and even applaud them during this final tragic scene. 



Louise is seen as so strong but I saw her as unravelling and eventually she had to be punished because she had this sense of morality, which isn’t in the normal revenge film. There had to be some kind of payment to the fact she took a life, and she operates under a completely different system than in a revenge film. She always felt really fragile to me, and I find it almost ironic that we’re seen as these ball busting icons for female liberation and it just goes to show you what ordinary people can do in extreme circumstances.

- Susan Sarandon