What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie, which includes a graphic attempted rape, the violent on-camera shooting death of the rapist, further gunplay, suicide, lusty consensual sexual activity between two adults, non-stop strong language ("f--k," etc.), and frequent alcohol consumption and drunkenness is for mature viewers only. In addition, the film’s adult theme involves female oppression at the hands of men and their struggle -- at great cost -- for respect, independence, and free will.
- Families can talk about if they think Thelma and Louise's actions were justified given their treatment by men. Why were they reluctant to turn themselves in? What does this movie say about gender politics?
- Are Thelma and Louise positive role models or not?
- How did the violence in the film affect you? What about the final scene? Was it exhilarating, depressing, something else?