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Summary A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Directed By: Susan Seidelman

Written By: Leora Barish

Desperately Seeking Susan
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 16 Critic Reviews
71
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 40 User Ratings
7.9
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Summary A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Directed By: Susan Seidelman

Written By: Leora Barish

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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81% Positive
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19% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 40 User Ratings
7.9
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15% Mixed
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Generally Favorable Based on 40 User Ratings
7.9
78% Positive
31 Ratings
15% Mixed
6 Ratings
8% Negative
3 Ratings

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Production Company Orion Pictures
Release Date Apr 12, 1985
Duration 1 h 44 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline Every man is desperate to have her. One woman is desperate to be her. But someone is desperate to kill her. If they can figure out who she is.
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Jupiter Award
2 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination