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Desperately Seeking Susan

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 42 (Oct 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Robert Joy, Mark Blum, Laurie Metcalf, Will Patton, Madonna

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1000757
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1985
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/13/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Susan Seidelman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Desperately Seeking Susan stars pop diva Madonna in her screen debut as the elusive and oddly engaging Susan, a renegade on the run from a host of enemies and admirers. Roberta (Arquette) is a neglected housewife who takes interest in the personal ads Susan places to communicate with her boyfriend. Soon, her intrigue becomes obsession, and when a freak accident leads Roberta to believe that she is Susan, she finds herself on the run from a dark stranger, her husband, and Susan herself.

DVD Picture:
Almost anything would have been a visual improvement over the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 25, which was excessively reddish throughout the color scheme. The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD does not disappoint. Colors are nicely refined (with fluorescent

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