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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.
SMITHEREENS which also marked the debut of Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner (PHILADELPHIA) and features a score by beloved cult band The Feelies remains a remarkable time capsule of the early 80s East Village scene and made history as the first American independent film invited to compete for the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
EXTRAS INCLUDE: Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Susan Seidelman Desperately Seeking Susan & Richard Interviews with Stars Susan Berman and Richard Hell Theatrical Trailers Poster & Still Gallery
Music by The Feelies
Official Selection 1982 Cannes Film Festival
First time ever on DVD
Although this film captures the feel of NYC in its much grittier days, I nearly rate it 2stars because of its dismal plot. I love Richard Hell here. Read morePublished 22 months ago by kaoskitty
I remember 1982 well and this really doesn't capture the spirit of those times at all. There is not much plot, character development, or style to be found. Read morePublished 22 months ago by mr. contrarian
Thought this might be one of those underground cult gems, but it's just a sad little tale of a wanna-be who strings some schmuck along, and ends up no where herself. Read morePublished on December 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer