JOHNNY SUEDE is a classic example of style over substance. The end of the film implicates that Johnny has matured and understands his true identity, but the causation of this transformation—the losing of one of his suede shoes—is as immature as anything we've seen from him. This brings up another issue: the character just isn't that interesting. The only thing that makes him interesting is seeing a younger Brad Pitt, not yet having reached stardom. Some of the weirdness surrounding Johnny's trials and tribulations help add weight to the film, notably the successful mirror image of the character (who's actually a total degenerate), Freak Storm, played by Nick Cave. Additions like these make the film worthwhile, even if it doesn't have a lot to offer as a whole.
Audio Commentary (with director Tom DiCillo): Recorded in 2005 for a UK release of the film, this is an interesting and highly informative track that all fans of the director are sure to love.
There's also a Theatrical Trailer.