Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.
In 'Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise,' filmgoers are taken on a wild ride with Thelma and Louise, beginning when they leave for a weekend getaway and ending when they sail off the canyon's edge at the end. We revisit their extraordinary journey through the lens of viewers who saw the namesake film in 1991 and wrote about the feelings it engendered at that time. Twenty-five years later the same viewers share their present-day perceptions, comparing them with their original reactions. Clips from the original film serve as a catalyst for intimate, personal stories of women's experience in the real world.
Nearly every major element of making the 1991 film Thelma & Louise is examined here from how the script was written to how Ridley Scott got involved, to how the big tanker explosion was pulled off. Some funny stories are shared and some great trivia as to what was improvised on set and actually left in the film.
Two actresses in their forties meet at a casting. Since they are both struggling to get jobs they decide to team up and make their own thing. But it's uphill, and they're certainly over the hill, in the eyes of the industry. Despite their differences, the two women become friends.