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Desperately Seeking Susan is a american film of genre Drama directed by Susan Seidelman released in USA on 29 march 1985 with Rosanna Arquette

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Desperately Seeking Susan
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Released in USA 29 march 1985
Length 1h44
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Comedy thriller,    Romantic comedy,    Action,    Crime,    Romance
Rating59% 2.950522.950522.950522.950522.95052

Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna.

Set in New York, the plot involves the interaction between two women: a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter, linked by various announcements in the personal column of a newspaper. It reflected Manhattan’s New Wave scene of the early 80’s, in which Madonna had come to prominence as a singer. This was Madonna’s first major screen role, and although billed second to Rosanna Arquette, she was regarded as the star. The New York Times named the film as one of the 10 best films of 1985.


Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is an unfulfilled suburban housewife living in Fort Lee, New Jersey who is fascinated with a woman she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of a New York City tabloid. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" seeks a rendezvous in Battery Park with the man who regularly seeks her. Roberta goes to Battery Park too, sees the woman (Madonna), and in a series of events involving mistaken identity, amnesia, and other farcical elements, Roberta goes from voyeur to participant in an Alice in Wonderland–style plot, ostensibly motivated by the search for a pair of stolen Egyptian earrings. With both of them trying to locate Roberta, her husband becomes involved with the wild Susan.


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