Louise (Susan Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis) can’t escape from almost every conceivable way of living on the edge. They keep ending up in situations they have never in their lives imagined. They keep grabbing for the ring.
Ultimately, Thelma & Louise (1991, rated R, 130 minutes) is about lonely ladies who want some kind of zest in their lives, and find it on their road to glory.
You keep rooting for Thelma and Louise because so many strange people do them wrong, and a man they trust isn’t much help, and another man who wants to help can’t make it happen.
You come to understand that Thelma and Louise only have each other to root for, and they end up going it alone in the only high style they can think of.