A Postcard from the Edge

THELMA & LOUISE Directed by Ridley Scott

THELMA & LOUISE Directed by Ridley Scott; Screenplay by Callie Khouri

The '60s gave us Bonnie and Clyde, Butch and Sundance. The '70s gave us The Sugarland Express and Badlands. Maybe one of the troubles with the '80s was that its movies were singularly lacking in truly memorable outlaw couples. Thelma & Louise is a sign that things are looking up in the '90s.

Ridley Scott's movie pays direct, imagistic homage to at least three of these predecessors. And first-time writer Callie Khouri remains true to convention in two important respects: her road-running pair are lovably eccentric; and they are, in...

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