Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Desperately Seeking Susan

I got this one mainly for someone else in the house rather than me. Although I do remember enjoying it when I saw it as a kid, I thought it would just be cheesy at best when viewed in the cold light of 2007.

Nope. It's still cool, just like Madonna (or Madge Ritchie as she seems to be more commonly known these days). Although it is a simple (some might say desperate) amnesia/mistaken identity storyline, the story is told well, with Rosanna Arquette perfectly cast as the daydreaming uptight '80s housewife.

Madge ain't bad either, in one of the very few acting roles she has not been savaged or derided for.

This is not a hard-hitting or important film, by any stretch of the imagination, but if you want to relive the past (or just get costume ideas for those ever-popular Eighties Parties), then fear not. This film allows you to do so with far less cringing than you might think.

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