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The Color Purple (1985) Movie Information

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The Color Purple (1985)
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Overall Rank:

652

Avg. Rating:

3.00/4

# of Ratings:

203

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/18/1985

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Actors:

Whoopi Goldberg
Danny Glover
Oprah Winfrey
Desreta Jackson
Rae Dawn Chong
Willard E. Pugh

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

The story of a young black women's entire life - including hardships and the things that made her happy.

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Camper 12/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

I'm not sure why a movie about a black woman was directed by a white man.

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Snoogans 12/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of Spielberg's films I never really got into. A decent story and some good actors.

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

I feel so hard-hearted, but I was just not that impressed. It does have some noteworthy acting, but the direction is uneven. After watching, look up this word: misandry. Is it?

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Ichabod Crane 02/05/2009 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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A color purple is a film that is quite effective in the story it tells certainly helped along by its excellent lead performance. It brings in a large cast around her as well that tend to be interesting, and add greatly to the detail of the film, making for an all around moving film. It might take you a bit to settle in by the brutality shown at times, but nevertheless it is a strong film.

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Allison 09/21/2007 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Pretty nice and moving movie. I liked Margaret Avery in this a lot.

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12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Color Purple review

An extensive picture involving symbolism's for religion (mention of God), pain (purple color from bruises), equality, positivity (Shug’s character), family (Nettie’s character), maturity (Sofia’s character) and cruelty (Millie and Albert’s character). The locations were really well planned and scenic. Performances from Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg brought mesmerizing and emotional performances. The pace though however suffers at times due to a few dragging scenes and side stories.

Screenplay was good if only edited to only keep the essential parts related to the main figure. A few good lines from Shug - “Everything want to be loved.” and “You must look at all the good and acknowledge them because God placed them all on earth.” The Color Purple maybe multi-awarded and nomina...

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