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Desperately Seeking Susan Review

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Roberta is a bored housewife who follows the antics of a couple who communicate through the personal ads. One day she follows the girl, Susan, buying a jacket that she's sold, and unwittingly finds herself in trouble with some people after her new purchase.

★★★★★

One of the most underrated films of the '80s, this is as fresh, quirky and downright romantic as it was back when Madonna hadn't even become Mrs. Penn yet. A whimsical but optimistic tale of mistaken identity, it starred the Material Girl as the cheekily irresistible Susan, and turned Rosanna Arquette (repressed housewife Roberta) into a star.

A case of mistaken identity and secondhand clothing sets the film off on a helter-skelter chase, which keeps the pace and energy lively. With great support from Laurie Metcalf and Aidan Quinn, this is a must for daydreamers everywhere.

A fine slice of '80s nostalgia - even for people who weren't there first time around.

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