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Callie Khouri - Jazz Foundation of America's 25th Annual Jazz Loft Party held at Hudson Studios - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 16th April 2016

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T Bone Burnett and Callie Khouri - AARP Luncheon in honor of Jeff Bridges who appears on the August/September cover of AARP The Magazine - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 1st August 2014

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T-Bone Burnet and Callie Khouri - 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Callie Khouri - The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2013 honoring 'Nashville' at The Saban Theater - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 9th March 2013

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Callie Khouri Pasadena, California, United States Disney ABC Television Group Hosts “TCA Winter Press Tour” at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena Thursday 10th January 2013

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Thelma & Louise Review


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Thelma & Louise is a landmark film, one that defines the cinematic terrain for female empowerment and one that effortlessly blends powerful ideas about gender with an endlessly engaging story. The film weaves a story about women in distress, who come from depressed backgrounds and seedy locales, which is not entirely different from any prototypical Lifetime Movie of the Week. The genius of Ridley Scott's direction and Callie Khouri's groundbreaking screenplay is that they allow the film to flirt with standard archetypal conventions, all the while upending conventional notions of women -- particularly women in the sort of situation Thelma and Louise find themselves in.

The movie jumps headfirst into the action without any necessary build-up or labored background. We meet Louise, a headstrong waitress, and her younger, flighty friend Thelma (Geena Davis) as they finalize plans for their road trip. Nothing more or less complicated than that. Where they are going is fairly vague; why they are going is more telling: their explicit purpose in taking a trip is to escape from the men in their lives. Jimmy (Michael Madsen), Louise's longtime casual partner, is a gruff mechanic who loves Louise, but doesn't know how to show it. Darryl (Christopher McDonald), Thelma's husband, is a plain loser, a carpet salesman with a cheesy mustache, bouffant-fro, and a lack of respect for his wife.

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Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood Review


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Are you disappointed that the Grumpy Old Men franchise died with stars Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon? Never fear. The familiar formula has been slightly doctored, recast, and relocated from Minnesota to Louisiana in Callie Khouri's Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, though Sassy Old Women certainly seems a more appropriate title.

Being neither a mother, daughter, nor woman at all, I acknowledge the fact that I'm not 100% qualified to comment on Sisterhood. I did trudge through it, though, which instantly earns me the type of respect normally bestowed on veterans of a vicious war. Just be warned. A self-proclaimed celebration of the feminine spirit, this story, this film... hell, the actual theater showing this film is no place for any transporter of testosterone.

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Something To Talk About Review


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This is one of those reviews that's going to garner plenty of nasty mail from disgruntled readers, but I feel it's my obligation to let you know exactly what you're getting into with Something to Talk About.

If you are a female, preferably married, preferably Southern, preferably jilted by your husband, and preferably interested in horses, you'll love this film. If not, you're screwed. Something to Talk About is the story of a married, Southern, jilted female, Grace (Julia Roberts), who works for her father (Robert Duvall) at his horse-breeding ranch. When she finds husband Eddie (Dennis Quaid) with another woman, she dumps him like week-old halibut and heads off into the land of reckless self-indulgence, revenge, and wacky hijinks with her dysfunctional family.

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