Bonnie and Clyde is a movie based on two real lawbreakers in history, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. This movie portrays the duo as fun loving people who rob banks with the initial intent not to harm anyone.
Bonnie and Clyde’s meeting is racy and adventurous. This duo makes you want to know just what they will do next. Although they pair up to rob banks, a sinful thing, viewers still find them attractive and likeable throughout the entire film. I found myself always rooting for these bank robbers. Deep down they did not want to hurt or punish people as portrayed in the scene where they ask a man if the money was his or the banks; it was the man’s own money so they allowed him to keep it.
The style Bonnie and Clyde possessed was very appealing. As they walked in to rob a bank Bonnie’s hair and make-up would be gorgeous and Clyde’s clothing would be smashing. They were calm and confident as they took the bank’s money; they somehow made this look very nonchalant.
The two main characters do not become intimate until late in the film. This actually was a surprising turn in the plot for me. This reassured the audience that Clyde was not interested in men and that he did have strong feelings for Bonnie.
In the end Bonnie and Clyde were wanted all over the United States. Their demise was soon to come. More than anything I wanted them to somehow have a happy ending but the true ending to this movie was far from that. They were killed by a Texan law enforcer who they earlier had let live. That detail in the movie jars at my heart because the bank robbing duo just wanted the thrill of stealing, not killing.