Desperately Seeking Susan Movie Review 1985

Information and Film Reviews for Desperately Seeking Susan the Movie

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Roberta (Arquette) is a bored New Jersey housewife who gets her kicks reading the personals. When she becomes obsessed with a relationship between two lovers who arrange their meetings through the columns, Roberta decides to find out for herself who they are. But after an accident, Robert loses her memory and thinks she is Susan, the free-spirited woman in the personals. Unfortunately, Susan (Madonna) is in a lot of trouble with all sorts of unsavory folk and our innocent housewife finds herself caught in the middle. Terrific characters, with special appeal generated by Arquette and Madonna. Quinn winningly plays Roberta's bewildered romantic interest, Dez.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, New York, New York, Role Reversal, Yuppie Nightmares, Only the Lonely, Amnesia, At the Movies
Leora Barish
Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Steven Wright, John Turturro, Will Patton, Richard Hell, Annie Golden, Ann Magnuson, Richard Edson
Edward Lachman
Susan Seidelman
Thomas Newman
Andrew Mondshein
Orion Pictures


British Acad. 1985: Support. Actress (Arquette); Natl. Bd. of Review 1985: Support. Actress (Arquette).

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