A case of attempted hip. This surrealistic fable from cinematographer turned writer-director Tom DiCillo occasionally succeeds, but more often it simply collapses under the weight of its own absurdity. Johnny Suede (Brad Pitt) is a young man who aspires to be a rock 'n' roll star in the
mold of his 1960s idol, Ricky Nelson. Johnny has the right look, the right attitude and the largest pompadour in town, but a crucial element is still missing--he lacks a cool pair of shoes. Late one night, while he is leaving a downtown nightclub, a pair of black suede shoes literally drop from
the heavens into his path. Newly confident, Johnny comes close to destroying both his car...