Books

Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Thelma & Louise and Something to Talk About

Screenplays

by Callie Khouri

“Their adventures, while tinged with the fatalism that attends any crime spree, have the thrilling, life-affirming energy for which the best road movies are remembered. This time there’s a difference: This story’s daring anti-heroes are beautiful, interesting women. . . . A sparkling screenplay by the first-time writer Callie Khouri.” –The New York Times

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 384
  • Publication Date August 15, 1996
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3462-2
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $18.00

About The Book

When Thelma & Louise opened in 1991, it was greeted with acclaim and controversy, quickly earning first-time screenwriter Callie Khouri a reputation as one of the only writers of real movies for women. She lived up to expectations with Something to Talk About, which won praise for its originality and authenticity. Published here in one volume, these two screenplays give us an opportunity to savor the work of a groundbreaking author.

Praise

Praise for Thelma and Louise:

“Their adventures, while tinged with the fatalism that attends any crime spree, have the thrilling, life-affirming energy for which the best road movies are remembered. This time there’s a difference: This story’s daring anti-heroes are beautiful, interesting women. . . . A sparkling screenplay by the first-time writer Callie Khouri.”—The New York Times

“Provocative, poignant and heartbreakingly funny . . . Callie Khouri has an exceptional ear and an enviable understanding of character. Her gritty, raunchy dialogue has the welcome tang of authenticity.”—Los Angeles Times

“I don’t know why it took so long, but this is the first feminist buddy-buddy movie, or at least the first one that matters. . . . The movie, coming at a time when Hollywood has just about abandoned such essentials as experience and character, is like a gasp of pure oxygen in a vacuum-pumped room. . . . A first-rate debut.

“—New York

Praise for Something to Talk About:

“Khouri writes characters, not tracts; dialogue, not bumper stickers; and she has the good sense to let the men have their say.”—Time

“Nobody writes more sparkling movie roles for women these days than Callie Khouri. . . . Something to Talk About . . . is full of the hearty, sexy femininity that is this screenwriter’s hallmark.”—The New York Times