The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.


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2 December 2000 | tfrizzell
Forgotten Spielberg Masterpiece
Alice Walker's epic novel is put on the big-screen by director Steven Spielberg and the results are excellent. The film deals with the maturity and independence of a mistreated black woman (Whoopi Goldberg in an Oscar-nominated role) from the years 1909 to 1947. The audience gets to experience all of her triumphs and tragedies through the film's running time. A very strong cast of supporting players make the film memorable as well. Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, Margaret Avery, and Oprah Winfrey (the last two Oscar-nominated) all shine with the great screenplay and Spielberg's subtle direction. Somewhat forgotten on Spielberg's list of credits, but still one of his very best films. 5 stars out of 5.

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,710,333 22 December 1985

Gross USA:

$98,467,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,467,863

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