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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  • Danny Glover and Margaret Avery in The Color Purple (1985)
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  • Oprah Winfrey at an event for The Color Purple (1985)
  • Oprah Winfrey and Willard E. Pugh in The Color Purple (1985)
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13 October 1998 | JB-8
A Truly Magestic Piece of Filmmaking
I honestly believe that I became a Spielberg fan after seeing "The Color Purple." The acting is exquisite, the cinematography flawless and the powerfully gut-wrenching story is sure to make anyone forget they're watching a film. It's a shame that it was robbed at the 1986 Academy Awards. This film is highly underrated. Whoopi, for instance, is so convincing as Celie. You feel as if you've lived her life with her. Danny Glover, Oprah, Margaret Avery - all incredible. If you have not seen this film, you must. It's one of Spielberg's most poignant dramas. I'd say that his only "better" films are "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan" ... as far as dramas go.

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