This likeable, feminist screwball comedy about several incidents of mistaken identity is remembered more as the film that made Madonna a movie star. She's flip, hip and energetic as Susan, the wild tramp with whom bored, suburban New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) becomes obsessed after reading of her sexual conquests in the personal ads. Of course, since Madonna essentially played herself, the role's hardly a stretch. Director Susan Seidelmen presents a series of zany incidents too complicated to recount, but the result is that Roberta swaps lifestyles with her fixation to explore New Wave culture on New York's Lower East Side. It's territory Seidelmen knew well as her more offbeat, indie debut, Smithereens, revelled in the same setting. But where Smithereens took a more edgy approach to its characters, Susan is a fairy tale romantic comedy, and eventually becomes as conventional as the suburban characters it mocks by settling conflicts with predictable Hollywood formulae. Still, there's much to be enjoyed. The film's at its funniest when juxtaposing New York hip and New Jersey suburbia, like when Arquette's straight, suit-and-tie husband dances with Madonna in a punk club. The performances, too, are engaging, especially Arquette and Aidan Quinn, playing a romantic film projectionist who becomes her grubby Prince Charming. --Dave McCoy, Amazon.com --This text refers to the VHS edition of this video
All 94 episodes from the six series of the acclaimed comedy/drama! Join Carrie Samantha Miranda and Charlotte as they plot a course through Manhattan's tricky social scene in a search for the perfect relationship - or orgasm!
HBO's four most fabulous Manhattanites loved nothing more than combining sex laughs and loves. Columnist Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her trusty friends Charlotte (Kristin Davis) Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) get caught up in the wild lifestyle of New York City and do their best to balance love and life and friendship and you guessed it shopping. This collection includes every episode from the series' entire six-year run.
In Bed With Madonna: This movie reveals her as she really is on stage and off--den mother to her family of dancers sex goddess to her millions of fans businesswoman singer dancer. The biggest star in the world of music. Join her and experience an intimate backstage look at her ""Blonde Ambition"" tour. From her hotel room to her dressing room from her stage show to her boudoir here is Madonna - outrageous hilarious uninhibited. Desperately Seeking Susan: If you know what to look for you can find almost anything in the personal ads...including the love of your life! Rosanna Arquette is irresistible and in her first starring role pop star Madonna gives a marvelously comic performance in this delightful madcap comedy about mistaken identity. Bored New Jersey housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) fills her days by reading the personal ads and following an ongoing romance between Jim (Robert Joy) and Susan (Madonna) a mysterious drifter who appears to lead the kind of free-spirited life about which Roberta can only dream. And dream she does until the day she actually shows up at the couple's pre-arranged rendezvous in New York City... and after a bump on the head a bout of amnesia turns Roberta into Susan and opens the door to intrigue laughter and love! Body Of Evidence: Seductive gallery owner Rebecca Carlson (Madonna) is accused of a unique crime - using violent sex to murder a wealthy businessman. Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe) is the lawyer trying to defend her helpless to resist her extraordinary brand of lovemaking...
Meet columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends, Sam, Miranda and Charlotte - as they investigate just what a thirty-something girl has to do to have fun in a city full of seriously unmarried men who think that commitment is for guys who ought to be committed. Watch as the girls indulge in a celebration of sass, sensuality and sisterhood while facing the challenges that life throws at them. Don't miss the hilarious moments as the girls storm the city in search of passion, pleasure ...
Susan Seidelman's electrifying debut, a vivid dispatch from eighties New York and a benchmark for independent film SUSAN SEIDELMAN (Desperately Seeking Susan) established her distinctive vision of 1980s New York with this debut feature, the lofi original for her vibrant portraits of women reinventing themselves. After escaping New Jersey, the quintessentially punk Wren (SUSAN BERMAN)a sparkplug in fishnets who lives dangerously downtownmoves to the city with the mission of becoming famous. When not pasting up flyers for herself or hanging at the Peppermint Lounge, she's getting involved with Paul (BRAD RIJN), the nicest guy to ever live in a van next to the highway, and Eric (RICHARD HELL), an aloof rocker. Shot on 16mm film that captures the grit and glam of the setting, with an alternately moody and frenetic soundtrack by the Feelies and others, Smithereens the first independent American film to compete for the Palme d'Oris an unfaded snapshot of a bygone era. Features: New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Susan Seidelman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Seidelman New interviews with Seidelman and actor Susan Berman And You Act Like One Too (1976) and Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (1979), two early shorts by Seidelman, with new introductions by the director PLUS: An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal
From creator and Executive Producer Darren Star (Melrose Place Beverly Hills 90210) and based on the series of articles by Candace Bushnell ""Sex and the City"" stars Sarah Jessica Parker Kim Cattrall Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon in a hilarious outspoken and outrageous look at dating mating and relating in New York. ""Sex and the City"" goes places network television cant take you with this release of its entire first season--12 episodes on 2 discs. Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Carrie Bradshaw a New York-based writer who draws on her personal experiences--and those of her friends--for her newspaper column on the ""relationship"" habits of New Yorkers. Episodes comprise: 1. Sex and the City 2. Models and mortals 3. Bay of Married Pigs 4. Valley of Twenty-Something Guys 5. The Power of Female Sex 6. Secret Sex 7. The Monogamists 8. Three's a Crowd 9. The Turtle and the Hare 10. The Baby Shower 11. The Drought 12. Oh Come all ye Faithful
Thats what columnist Carrie Bradshaw sets out to discover in this first series of the most outrageous hit TV comedy show of all time. Using her three best friends - and herself - as guinea pigs Carrie investigates just what a thirtysomething girl has to do to have fun in a city full of seriously unmarried men who think that commitment is for guys who ought to be committed. So join Carrie Samantha Miranda and Charlotte in a sexy and sophisticated exploration of some of the hotte
Meet Mary Fisher (Streep). She's got it all:a cliff-side villa overlooking the ocean a wholly satisfying career asia romance novelist and Ruth Patchett's husband. And when Ruth (Barr) discovers that her social-climbing spouse (Ed Begley Jr.) has been spending his time at Mary's pink-and-white-monstrosity-by-the-sea she doesn't just vow to get him back she vows to get even! Setting out to destroy his business accounts -as well as Mary's precious reputation and career - Ruth proves
For a long term space mission reclusive scientist Jeff Peters (Malkovich) builds his exact double in android form! However as Peters has no social skills he is unable to program Ulysses (also Malkovich) with a personality. Thus an eccentric woman is hired to educate the mechanical man on human behaviour and she is soon falling in love. However is she in love with Ulysses or Peters?
When a group of unappreciated middle aged women decide they want something more from life than looking after their husbands and doing the housework they take the unusual step of forming a basketball team. Going one step further they challenge the current school champions to a match to raise money for charity. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court become a media sensation and find a whole new lease of life.
Filmmaker Susan Seidelman rocked the movie industry with this daring and quirky story of Wren (Susan Berman) a self-promoting Jersey girl desperate to break into the downtown Manhattan music scene. But with no money and no talent she bounces between a nice guy artist (Brad Rinn) who lives in his van and an arrogant musician (Punk icon Richard Hell) who lives off of anyone who will let him.
Titles Comprise: When Harry Met Sally (Dir. Rob Reiner) (1989): Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) debate during their trip from Chicago to New York. And eleven years later they're sill no closer to finding the answer. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other... or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment when Harry met Sally? Working Girl (Dir. Mike Nichols) (1988): For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for anyone who's still in there trying.... When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss she seizes the opportunity to steal it back. Her boss breaks her leg in a skiing accident and the daring secretary decides to take her office her apartment and even her wardrobe! it's make or break time... Desperately Seeking Susan (Dir. Susan Siedelman) (1986): Bored New Jersey housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) fills her days by reading the personal ads and following an ongoing romance between Jim (Robert Joy) and Susan (Madonna) a mysterious drifter who appears to lead the kind of free-spirited life about which Roberta can only dream. And dream she does until the day she actually shows up at the couple's pre-arranged rendezvous in New York City... and after a bump on the head a bout of amnesia turns Roberta into Susan and opens the door to intrigue laughter and love! Moonstruck (Dir. Norman Jewison) (1987): Fall under the delightful spell of Moonstruck the mesmerising romantic comedy from director Norman Jewison and Oscar Winner John Patrick Shanley Academy Award winners Cher Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis excel in this explosively funny tale which also features flawless performances by Danny Aiello Vincent Gardenia and John Mahoney. Cher is devastatingly funny sinuous and beautiful as Loretta an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away she meets - and falls hopelessly in love with - his younger brother (Cage)! Her dilemma - and her equally passionate and hilariously eccentric family - make for an unforgettable film you'll find beguiling enchanting and irresistible. Romancing the stone (Dir. Robert Zemeckis) (1984): She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure they share an adventure no one could imagine. Or survive! When her sister is kidnapped by thugs searching for a priceless jewel in the Colombian jungle a romance novelist (Turner) soon finds her own life filled with cliffhangers and danger. All alone she sets out to rescue her sister and meets up with a handsome fortune seeker (Douglas) much like the charismatic hero of her books who convinces her to beat the bandits to the treasure...
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