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Desperately Seeking Susan Movie Review Summary

Actors: Madonna, Roseanna Arquette

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Desperately Seeking Susan, other than being Madonna's first starring role is a film about a houswife named Roberta who loves to read the personals. Played by Roseanna Arquette, Roberta passes the time following the progress of Susan who regularly contacts her boyfriend Jim through the ads. When she sees the two are meeting in New York Roberta goes along, ending up buying Susan's coat. Finding a locker key in the pocket she then advertises for a meeting with Susan. Jim sends his projectionist friend played by Aidan Quinn along to see what is going on, and when Roberta hits her head and gets amnesia, naturally he assumes she is Susan and trouble ensues.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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