Desperately Seeking Susan
"It's a life so outrageous, it takes two women to live it". Starring Madonna as Susan Thomas and Patricia Arquette as Roberta Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan was a comedy-drama released in 1985. For the most part, the movie received good reviews, and it was ultimately a financial success. It is worth noting that initially, the film's creators had intended to cast Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn, but they opted for Arquettte and Madonna to reach a younger audience.
In this flick, Arquette plays the role of Roberta Glass, a suburban housewife who is essentially bored with her life. Roberta turns her attention to the back and forth personal ads of a man named Jim and a gal named Susan, who communicate to each other through the personal ads as they travel to and fro. At one point, Roberta ends up meeting Susan when she learns through a personal ad that Susan will be meeting Jim in NYC, and Roberta ends up with Susan's jacket. In the pocket of that coat is a locker key, so Roberta posts her own add, "desperately seeking Susan".
Thinking that Susan is up to no good, Jim sends a friend to investigate, and after Roberta knocks herself silly with a bout of amnesia, Jim's friend presumes that Roberta is Susan. As the movie goes on, everyone is tangled in a mess that involves the mob and the search for some golden earrings (yes, we did write that).