Desperately Seeking Susan
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- Rosanna Arquette
- Aidan Quinn
- Mark Blum
- Robert Joy
- Laurie Metcalf
- Anna Levine
- Will Patton
- Peter Maloney
- Steven Wright
Did You Know?
- Camel withdrew a $5,000 sponsorship because of the scene in which Dez tells Roberta that she "should stop smoking".
- When Susan walks dripping wet from the swimming pool to the poolside chair, her path is already wet from previous takes.
- Cigarette Girl: Susan! My God, we all thought you were dead.
- Susan: I was just in New Jersey.
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Desperately Seeking Susan does not move with the self-confidence that its complicated plot requires. But it has its moments, and many of them involve the different kinds of special appeal that Arquette and Madonna are able to generate. They are very particular individuals, and in a dizzying plot they somehow succeed in creating specific, interesting characters.
The film isn't perfect. Seidelman is still pretty much brand-new at this, and there are times when the movie seems about to slip through her fingers, run off into the streets and flow farther, irretrievably, downtown. And the ending has the patness of a studio contrivance; one guesses that had Seidelman been in complete control, something more ambiguous might have resulted. Still, what fun: Good, and good for you, too. Hollywood reaches out and gives someone with talent a chance to make something genuine and offbeat. It's a great system. [01 Apr 1985, p.C4]