• Johnny Suede (1991)

Johnny Suede

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Johnny Suede (Brad Pitt) wants to be in a rock band, and when a pair of suede shoes literally lands at his feet, he thinks his life is made. Things only get better when he meets and starts sleeping with the bohemian Darlette (Alison Moir), even though she won't break up with her abusive boyfriend. But then Johnny's luck turns: He needs to pawn his guitar for some quick cash, and Darlette suddenly disappears from his life. Johnny soon realizes that there's more to life than suede shoes.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Calvin Levels, Alison Moir, Catherine Keener, Tina Louise, Nick Cave, Richard Boes, Cheryl Costa

Director: Tom DiCillo

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Growing up, 1950s, Love, New York City, Friend, Cool, Relationships, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Although it has a few technical flaws, mostly in pacing and tone, these are more than made up for by an intelligently funny and unsentimental script, and several noteworthy performances. [24 Nov 1992]

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    There's no denying the kick of Pitt's memorably offbeat performance and writer-director Tom DiCillo's stylish debut. show more

  • 50
    Ethan AlterTV Guide Magazine

    Johnny Suede's stylish, dreamlike mood and abstract dialogue cannot compensate for its unsatisfying storyline and characters. show more

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