Confessions of a Suburban Girl | Chicago Reader

Confessions of a Suburban Girl

The first documentary of Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan), made with British money in 1992, is a predictable 50-minute account of her return at age 40 to Huntingdon Valley, a Philadelphia suburb, to look up her old girlfriends and reminisce about what it was like to be a well-to-do Jewish female teenager. It's backed up by the usual postmodernist trimmings—mainly corny found footage from the 60s and home movies, though also some clips from Seidelman's underrated She-Devil. None of the analysis, if you want to call it that, digs very deep; in place of it we get an assumption of entitlement that seems to go with the environment.

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