The Color Purple (DVD)

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The Color Purple (DVD)

Steven Spielberg's masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel stars Whoppi Goldberg (GHOST, SISTER ACT), in her impressive sc...

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ProExtremely well-acted, realistic, very strong chara...

ConsFor me it was missing something that I can't quite...

RELEASED: 1985, Cert.15 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 148 mins DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg PRODUCERS: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Quincy Jones MUSIC: Quincy Jones SCREENPLAY: Menno Meyjes MAIN CAST:- Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris Danny Glover as Albert Johnson “Mister” Akosua...

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“Happiness is a colour”

published 08/12/2005

ProSuperb performances and an excellent story to work...

ConsSpielberg's adaptation of the book does not do it ...

The Color Purple, based on the book by Alice Walker, is the emotional story of a woman's search for happiness and love. Made in 1985 by Steven Spielberg, it was nominated for a whopping 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, two in Best Supporting Actress, and Best Song and...

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Excellent

ProA fantastic story told in film

ConsMaybe too long for some, you may cry at the ending

I can't believe this film wasn't available as a category, so I proposed it myself. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name by Alice Walker, The Color Purple, is not your run of the mill drama, but tells the story of Celie, from a young girl being abused, to her final triumph...

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“A Colourful movie”

published 03/04/2010

ProAmazing acting, great adaptation

ConsNone

Living in America in the 1900's, Celie Johnson has had a pretty tough life. From a young age she was abused by her step-father and went on to have 2 of his children that he took from Celie at birth. Celie is then married to another abusive man, Albert (who Celie just calls Mister) and lives her...

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“Purple is the colour of hope”

published 08/08/2006

ProSuperb acting, especially by Whoopi Goldberg

ConsNone

I've long come to expect any film that is directed by Stephen Spielberg to be something worth watching, and I've rarely been disappointed, particularly not by this film. Set in the American South in the early twentieth century, it tells the story of a young black girl growing up under less than...

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“Dear God...”

published 11/07/2008

ProGreat story and acting

ConsDirecting wasn't always great

Stephen Spielberg has made a vast array of films in his time and I've always found most of his films very enjoyable and great to watch (new Indiana Jones was terrible amongst others) but in my opinion he has only ever made one truly great film and that is Schindler's List a film I never get tired...

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“THE COLOUR PURPLE”

published 11/10/2008

Proa great film

Conslots of tears

This is one film that has me in tears from start to finish. I don't know what it is about it, probebly the thought of what the main charater is going through, but thats how life really was for some people back then. One of the big things that draw me to this film is my love of Whoopie Goldburg. I...

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Excellent

“strength of a woman”

published 08/07/2007

Probeautifully told,inspirational,well made, tear jer...

Consnone

This movie sent a shiver down my spine, Here is a tale of the true strength of a young girl who against all odds develops into a strong admirable woman.With what seems to be the world fighting against her happiness she, Celie played by Whoopi Goldberg,survives her abusive rapist father only to be...

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“Watch it now!”

published 01/09/2005

ProOriginal and brilliant

ConsCan't think of anything!

This film is one of my favourites, it's beautiful, touching and truely amazing. It tells of a time when woman where property and blacks where nothing. The actors are all in a class of their own. Whoppi Goldberg is one of the main characters in a realistic and gritty role (her first) which tells a...

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Excellent

ProYour strength is down inside of you waiting to mak...

ConsThe portrayal of how cruel people can be to others

This old classic movie is a great movie that displayed the struggles of a quite reserved young lady struggle through her life. The excellent portrayal of her life made you love the character the more. Being the oldest daughter from being sexually abused by a man she thought was her father...

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Steven Spielberg's masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel stars Whoppi Goldberg (GHOST, SISTER ACT), in her impressive screen debut, as Celie, a sharecropper's daughter living in rural Georgia. The film opens in 1909 when Celie is a young girl, a victim of incest, pregnant with her father's child. Ugly and unloved, separated from her children and her sister, Celie's only option is marriage to an abusive, philandering husband (Danny Glover – LETHAL WEAPON, BOPHA) who treats her little better than a slave. Her life changes forever when her husband brings his mistress, a beautiful blues singer named Shug (Margaret Avery), into the house. THE COLOR PURPLE was also the film debut for Oprah Winfrey, who beautifully plays Celie's sister-in-law, Sofia. THE COLOR PURPLE was nominated for 11 Academy Awards (including one each for Goldberg, Avery, and Winfrey) but surprisingly won no Oscars, and although the film was nominated for a Best Picture award, Spielberg was snubbed by the academy and was not nominated for Best Director.

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