Desperately Seeking Susan\u00a0was directed by Susan Seidleman in 1985 and starred Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Anna Levine, Will Patton, Steven Wright, Peter Maloney and John Turturo. The film was nominated for the best Foreign Language Film at the Cesar. Susan Seidelman Click "Next" to find out about what the film is classified as. In a 1984\u2019s interview, Madonna described this film as a \u201cmurder mystery comedy romance\u201d. Well, we have no doubt, it\u2019s far from being an ordinary movie! The main action takes place in New-York. Roberta (Rosanna Arquette), a young married woman without any story, is bored with\u00a0her pathetic suburban\u00a0life in. Her husband, Gary (Mark Blum), a pools seller, doesn\u2019t seem to really care about her and Gary\u2019s sister, Leslie (Laurie Metcalf) in always introduced in their life in a way or another. She takes a lot of place. Roberta only interested in the personals section of a New-York newspaper. What\u00a0grabs her attention the most is the little message of this section\u00a0called \u201cDesperately Seeking Susan\u201d. A couple is sending messages to each other via this newspaper personals section. It\u2019s their way to find each other when one is gone. Roberta is fascinated by this woman, Susan (Madonna) and want to discover who she is. On her side, Susan, who was in New-Jersey, is back to New-York. She and her boyfriend Jimmy (Robert Joy) have an appointment. Of course, Roberta knows about it, thanks to the personals, and decides to follow her. She finally loses her, but buys a coat that had belonged to her in a pawn shop. In the evening, she finds a key in the coat pocket and a picture of Susan. She then decides to dress up like Susan just for fun. However, she wants to return the key so she gives an appointment to Susan in a park. She sets the appointment via the private message section and signed it as \u201cA stranger\u201d. Susan read it and don\u2019t think it\u2019s really amusing, but decides to go to the appointment because she wants her key back. However, she is arrested when she arrives because she doesn\u2019t give enough money to the cab. Roberta doesn\u2019t notice her and continues to look for her. What happens next? Click "Next" to find out. Then, what\u2019s important to know before I continue is that one of two days before, Susan was in a man\u2019s place for the night. Before she left the place in the morning, she stole some money and a pair of beautiful earrings. She was then going to catch her bus and was noticed by a mysterious stranger. The day she\u2019s having her appointment with Jim, she learns that this man has been thrown out of a window and that the earrings\u00a0she stole from him belonged to Nefertiti and were stolen in a museum. She tells Jimmy (except for the earrings) and this one, who worries about her, sends his friend Dez (Aidan Quinn) after her. So, after Susan gets arrested, Roberta is disturbed by the mysterious and dangerous guy (Will Patton) who thinks she\u2019s Susan. When she tries to escape, she falls on her head. Dez arrives at the same moment. When he sees she\u2019s having trouble, he goes after her to take care of her. However, he really thinks she\u2019s Susan and so does Roberta as has she lost her memory\u2026 I won\u2019t tell you more. This is only the beginning of the film. You have to know something. I love classic films, but also Madonna. So, of course, I wanted to hear all her music and see all her films (which I haven\u2019t done because they are not all good films). Of course,\u00a0Desperately Seeking Susan\u00a0was high on the list. The first time I saw this film, it was a VHS copy of the film that my grandmother had recorded for me on television. So, I first saw it in french (but at the time I didn\u2019t care for watching my movies in french, not like today ahah). I immediately loved it. Since, I have seen the film countless time and know it quite by heart. And, yes, it became my favorite Madonna\u2019s film. What is interesting about the distribution of the film? Click "Next" to read about it. The distribution of this film is very interesting. Rosanna Arquette won the BAFTA award for her performance as Roberta and Madonna received a good feedback about her acting. She is, in my opinion, the most interesting element about this film. Really, you can\u2019t say that this is not a good performance, because she is kind of playing her own role. Indeed, just like Madonna, Susan is a little rebel, she likes to do whatever she wants and doesn\u2019t really care\u00a0about what people may think of her. Susan clothes in the films were also designed in Madonna\u2019s style (her dressing style in the 80\u2019s), not to mention that the action takes place in New-York, the city where everything started for Madonna. Rosanna Arquette is also great in this film. It\u2019s a star I know less than Madonna, but she was quite interesting in Desperately Seeking Susan\u00a0and, in my opinion, perfect for the part of Roberta. Aidan Quinn, who plays Dez, was good, but sometimes a little too serious, Well, that was part of his character, so I guess he played it right. I think my favorite male character in this film is Gary (Roberta\u2019s husband) played by Mark Blum. He is so stupid because he understands nothing about his wife Roberta and his only preoccupation is to sell pools to his customers. Well, that\u2019s what makes him one of the funniest things in this film. The parts where he is with Susan are delightfully hilarious because they are two opposites. Click "Next" to read more. The fact that\u00a0Desperately Seeking Susan\u00a0is a murder mystery comedy makes it very interesting. Why? Because there is a certain suspense. At first, just like Roberta, we want to know more about Susan. Then, we wonder who is this mysterious stranger who is after Susan and when Roberta has her accident, we can\u2019t wait to see what will happen. But all this is told in a comic way so it becomes very pleasant to watch. It\u2019s, honestly, the king of movie that didn\u2019t bored me at all. It grabs my attention from the beginning until the end. There are no unnecessary scenes. The fact that it was directed by a woman is also very interesting because, first, female movie directors a more rare than male movie directors, but also because we can really feel this film was directed from a woman\u2019s point of view. The female characters are more important than the male\u2019s ones and everything is settled to their advantage. They are, also, independent women, even if they each have a man in their life. Well, Susan is clearly independent. Roberta is less, but she tries to be. It\u2019s actually quite fascinating\u00a0to see her evolution. Well, I think we can say that\u00a0Desperately Seeking Susan\u00a0is kind of a feminist movie. Susan Seidelman and her actresses \u201cGood going stranger\u201d, this line said by Madonna is probably the most famous line of the film. \u201cI don\u2019t believe it\u201d, comes back several times to. Seriously, they never \u201cbelieve it\u201d in this film! It\u2019s a movie full of surprises, not only for us, but also for the characters.\u00a0\u00a0The story is, in my opinion very\u00a0creative\u00a0and there are some great lines in the screenplay. Here are some of my favourites: 1-\u00a0Leslie\u00a0: I can\u2019t believe the two of you are eating in the middle of a crisis like this. Gary\u00a0: We\u2019re nervous, what do you want\u2026 Leslie\u00a0: Then take a Valium like a normal person. 2- Gary\u00a0: Susan! What are you doing? Susan : I\u2019ve got good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first? 3- Leslie\u00a0: Everybody I know is desperate, except for you. Roberta : I\u2019m desperate. Leslie : Ha! Roberta : Well, sort of. Madonna in the cab. Love her facial expression! Click "Next" to find out more about the soundtrack, and more. Finally, something we have to mention about this film is its great and entertaining soundtrack. A very 80\u2019s music that fits the film perfectly. Madonna\u2019s success\u00a0Into the Groove\u00a0was written for this film. We can hear it in the scene where Susan meets Gary in a bar and\u00a0during\u00a0the ending credits. It\u2019s one of my favorite songs from the Material Girl. Know it by heart. The video clip shows some part of the film and is very enjoyable. I\u2019ll let you\u00a0watch\u00a0it. I also invite you to watch this 1984 Madonna\u2019s interview. She doesn\u2019t only talks about the film, but she does talk about it at least. She gives her opinion about acting. It\u2019s quite interesting.