Desperately Seeking Susan

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Dated '80s comedy has language and sex.

PG-13 1985 104 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

... How dare you?

CSM must be completely out of mind. This film is GREAT. Extremely underrated. The film tells the story of a young wife that discovers her inner strength while playing the role of Susan. There are great messages here. First of all, if Roberta wasn’t pulled out of her comfort zone she would never be aware of her own unhappiness and realized she deserves more than that. As for Susan, she starts the film as an bratty and kinda selfish young woman that, after facing death, realizes love is more important and that she needs to take care of the ones who loves her. Let me just say that the performances are great. Very few sexual stuff, the most explicit thing is a woman’s breast that is seen in a very blurred image. Also, the men in this film (except for the husband and the psychopath) are great role models.

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age 13+


The same year I was born a fun movie so cool to watch not bad at all.

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