Ed Driscoll

Thelma and Louise and Carl and Sigmund

Christian Toto, writing on his What Would Toto Watch blog, has some thoughts on the 20th anniversary DVD edition of Thelma and Louise:

WWTW wasn’t impressed by the film back then, but I’m eager to re-watch the movie when it makes its Blu-ray debut Feb. 8. I was in my early 20s when I first saw Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis raising heck and leaving befuddled men in their wake. I suspect seeing it with fresh, more mature eyes will give me a broader – no pun intended – perspective on the film.

Screenwriter Callie Khouri made the talk show rounds after the film’s release, and it seemed like she had a bright career ahead of her. Instead, her Hollywood output has remained modest. She penned the underrated “Something to Talk About” (1995) and directed 2008’s misire “Mad Money.”

What are your memories of “Thelma & Louise,” and does the film have legs as a movie of consequence?

Well, I’ll say one thing for Thelma and Louise — it isn’t every Hollywood movie that symbolically concludes up its own vagina. Which come to think of it, is a perfect metaphor for what’s happened to Hollywood itself in recent years.

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