The story is that of two best friends who head of for a short vacation, when all hell breaks lose. Thelma is assaulted and Louise saves her by shooting the man who tried to rape her after being provoked. Unsure of what to do, Louise decides to move to Mexico and tells Thelma that she can choose what to do: go with her or go back home.
That said, I really liked the movie. Although it is very serious, there is place for a couple of jokes which help in relieving tension. And well the ending just makes you cry. Not easily though, because at that time people had a problem with ending serious movies: just as they drive off the cliff we fade out and we see a montage of the happiest moments of this nightmare and a way too happy song comes up - and you just feel weird, because you are sure that you aren't supposed to enjoy this song as much as you do.
Lastly I had a problem with detective Slocombe. It is sweet that he finds out what Louise had to deal with in the past and he is not convinced that the two committed murder. Initially he is looking for them only because they were probably the last two witnesses before the rapist's murder and he is looking for answers.
Beside these little things, I can see why this movie is a classic. It is really a great movie. If you like America, then this movie is for you: Diners, country bars, travelling through Route 66 and Monument Valley; pumping loud music through and old convertible and spending time with your best friend. To me, that is the American Dream :D but I'll will write about that shortly in a personal entry.
Watch it. See a great movie from the 90's that tells a heartbreaking story of two girls that you are going to fall in love with in a couple of seconds.
Until the next item on my list!