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Opened in Theaters: Wednesday, December 18th, 1985

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 2:32

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The Color Purple
Academy Award® Nominee
Celie. Mister. Sofia. Nettie. Shug. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker's Pultizer Prize novel brighten the screen in this rhapsodically cinematic adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. At...  View more >


Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey...  View more >

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[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberFeb 11, 2011
This is a harsh story that doesn't hold back when it comes to the trials and tribulations experienced by the main character of Celie, but it's told in such a way that you aren't offended as you are invested in seeing how it all turns out for Celie and the people around her.

Steven Spielberg does a great job of supporting excellent performances by newcomers Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey with his use of tone, color, and music to tell the story of how one woman gets through life even though she's being put through a virtual wringer, and what the times were like for African Americans in the early 1900's and especially African American women.

The elements of this story means that it is not appropriate for children. The PG-13 rating is there for a reason, and I would say that 13 is about the youngest age that would be appropriate for viewing this movie. The strength of the performances by the actors and the skills of the crew means that it's tastefully done, and some of the elements may make for some interesting conversation with teenagers capable of discussing issues like abuse, prejudice, and the bond between family members to rise above the trials of life.

If you've never seen The Color Purple, it's definitely worth seeing!
[--- See Now! ---]by VIP MemberJul 18, 2012
Steven Spielberg has created a wonderful movie based on the novel; by alice Walker. It's a story of a woman played by whoopi Goldberg who come to deal with gowing up It has t powerful cast and as musiuc scorte by Quincy Jones and it's powerful by the how well the movie is handle.

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