I know I write too much in here about TV shows and movies I've seen, but I want to spend a brief moment on Thelma and Louise. This is a movie where one crime leads to another and, like Monster, the crimes originate with men's abuse of women. First, the women leave home in the first place because of bad relationships. Second, they commit murder because of abuse. Third, even the man they befriend, played by Brad Pitt, steals all their money, shunting them into a life of crime as they rob stores for money. In the end, the women choose suicide over a life in prison and possible death penalty. The characters are strong women, women we sympathize with even after their criminal behavior, partly because of the humor that wends its way through the script. Were their actions justified? Perhaps not. Do we sympathize with them anyway? I think we do. The movie is full of women's fantasies played out... what would happen if we as women fought back? Monster gives us a terrible, horrible answer to that question. But, even though it also ends in death, Thelma and Louise gives us a better, girl power kind of answer to that question.