The Color Purple Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 610

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 211

Theatrical Release Date: 12/18/1985

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Steven Spielberg

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

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

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019

Powerful and unforgettable, "The Color Purple" is a strong portrait of black feminism led with great performances.

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Camper - wrote on 12/24/2014

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

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Unknown - wrote on 12/06/2011

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

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/31/2011

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 …

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