Thelma and Louise (1991) from Tuna

IMDb News reported on Feb 2, 2003 - "Brad Pitt won't be rushing out to buy the new DVD release of Thelma & Louise because it features unseen footage of sex scenes he hoped had been long since extinct. The movie hunk made his big film debut in the 1991 cult classic, in which he pretended to make love to Geena Davis. But cinema-goers only got a taste of the full scene - because most of it was left out of the film. Pitt recalls, "We shot it so many different ways. I was so nervous. It was my first shot in the big leagues and I was sweating. In one scene, Geena's actually sitting in my lap and we're basically naked, which is really odd with everyone standing around going about their jobs like it's a normal Monday." Pitt admits the scenes remind him of one of his most embarrassing and uplifting moments. He adds, "You ask yourself, 'What happens if your soldier starts to salute?' and I ran into that predicament then as well."'

For those who are planning to rush out and buy the Special Edition of Thelma & Louise being released this week in hopes of seeing that deleted sex scene between Brad Pitt and Geena Davis, save your money. It is not on the DVD. 


No female nudity. See the main commentary.

The 30 minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD actually consists of about 29 minutes of footage from the film, with some very short cuts restored. The info in that section refers you to the retrospective on the other side of the DVD for some "tame" examples of the deleted scene. The additional material included in the interview shows Geena's upper thighs, and maybe the bottom of her cheeks.

DVD info from Amazon

  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott

  • Commentary by Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and writer Callie Khouri

  • Theatrical trailer(s), TV spot(s)

  • "Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey": a 2001 three-part documentary (conception & casting, production & performance, reaction & resonance) featuring new interviews with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt, director Ridley Scott, and writer Callie Khouri

  • Original theatrical featurette

  • 30 minutes of extended scenes

  • Alternate edit of the ending, with director's commentary

  • "The Final Chase" multi-angle storyboards

  • "Part of Me, Part of You" music video featuring Glenn Frey

  • Widescreen anamorphic format

Yes, the explicit scene was shot, but it was clear to everyone that it was too hot for the release. It is otherwise a very good special edition DVD package, with side two of the DVD being nothing but Special Features, including trailers, promos, story boards and a "making of" that includes interviews with all of the main cast and crew.

It is a cult favorite with feminists for the two strong women who dare to go after their dreams, and received some harsh and unfair criticism for being a violent male-bashing film. In point of fact, there are three deaths in the film, and only one of them is a man. They also blew up a truck.

The Critics Vote

  • The won the Oscar for best screenplay, and nominations for Best Actress to both Davis and Sarandon, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

The People Vote ...

  • Budget
  • Gross
    $45m (USA)
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, it's a B. I adore this film. It does not hurt that Davis and Sarandon are personal favorites. This was the first female buddy road movie, and features an outstanding cast, an engaging story, and is visually beautiful.

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