Thelma and Louise

Name: Thelma and Louise
Year: 1991
Rating: R
Running Time (minutes): 130
Description: Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police.
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Harvey Keitel
Genres: Crime, Drama

Excellent score and music, but got bored halfway through. The ending was worth it, I suppose.


Name: Hook
Year: 1991
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 144
Description: Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy’s granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again.
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Some thoughts on the film: Robin Williams was great, Julia Roberts was all right (except when she’s trying to be seductive and sweet) and Dustin Hofman was sometimes hilarious and sometimes dreadful. Not sure whether he was taking any of it seriously. Also, a lawyer shouldn’t leave a boy in charge when there’s a fairy godmother in the country. Talk about a sign of the times. Incidentally, Neverland was called Fantasy Land in the Dutch subtitles, worst translation ever. A non-Rufio cut would have been a vast improvement.

And the score… HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! Magical would probably be a gross understatement. What a masterpiece! The Never Feast, Hook’s themes, Tink’s arrival… symphonic bliss. At times, this film is too childish for an adult, but the score was worth every minute of it.