Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Film Review

Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is a dissatisfied housewife who lives through the message she reads in the personals – in particular, those between Jim (Robert Joy) and Susan (Madonna) as they chase each other across the country. Following Susan at one meeting, Roberta finds herself in trouble and being searched for not only by her husband, Gary (Mark Blum) but also a mysterious man (Will Patton). Thank goodness for the dreamy Dez (Aidan Quinn).

This is such a good film. Daggy, yes. Dated, absolutely, but in the best possible fashion. It’s got it all, and it is wonderful. I think I may even watch this again this weekend, just for fun. I guess I must just be crazy for it.


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