Johnny Suede (1991)
Movie Info'Johnny Suede' is a contemporary fable about a mildly talented young man with musical ambitions who is forced to confront some truths about himself.
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Critic Reviews for Johnny Suede
Has a lot of appeal and potential, but it's sadly a wasted and utterly terrible experience...
Pitt's tendency to turn into a space cadet without a well-defined archetype to play slows the movie's pacing to a crawl
A bizarre, idiosyncratic fable that draws on Jarmusch's minimalist style (DiCillo was Jarmusch's lenser) and David Lynch's Erasrerhead.
Super odd indie flick with the worst movie hairdo ever, until Bill Murray did Kingpin.
Nice try, good style, but very boring.
Audience Reviews for Johnny Suede
Johnny Suede, a young man with a freakishly large pompadour (Brad Pitt), tries to pay the rent, keep a girlfriend, and make it as a musician in the big city. Suede, who's stuck in the 1950s and not entirely sympathetic, is an interesting character but the script doesn't give him much of interest to do. Quirky casting (Tina Louise and Nick Cave in small roles) helps a little but not enough.More
Lackluster early Pitt star effort about the attempts of yet another drifter trying to make it in New York. I'll bet he'll be lucky if some legit broad, say like Cat Keener maybe, can find it in her heart to put up with his delusions of grandeur.More
I once directed a short scene from this movie for a theatre festival in college. I made sure neither of the guys in my cast or myself watched the movie during rehearsals. I wanted to create my own interpretation of it and not try to copy the movie. Reading the scene, I thought it was very funny, and I maintain that the scene I directed turned out much better than the way it was portrayed in the film. When I finally saw this I was very disappointed.More
Though Pitt puts on a particularly good performance to accompany some good songs and other high points, "Johnny Suede" still isn't the most solid movie in the world. It's underdeveloped, drawn out and also suffers from some cliches, melodrama, forced story turns and a deal of other cons. In the end, "Johnny Suede" has little in it, but still makes for a resonably fair time-killer and starring debut for Brad Pitt.More
Johnny Suede Quotes
- Johnny Suede:
- Suede is a funny thing. It's rough, but soft. It's strong, but quiet, and doesn't wrinkle, and doesn't crack. And doesn't stand out so much in a crowd of leather and vinyl.You don't notice it a first. But once you do, you can't take your eyes off of it and you wonder how in the hell you ever overlooked it in the first place.
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