The Color Purple

1985 • 153 minutes
4.8
332 reviews
81%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie (Goldberg--Ghosts of Mississippi), a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love--despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.
4.8
332 reviews
J Gallagher
November 30, 2020
Alice Walker's story is without a doubt the greatest movie Steven Spielberg has ever made. Not only did it catapult Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey into superstars, it brought to life this tragic story of oppression and redemption. This is our history, the one we gloss over in school and try to pretend only exits in the past.
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Pamela Snellings
March 28, 2018
I went to the movies to see this film. Let me tell you! Grown men cried, people laughed, jeered, shouted and at times there were quiet moments. Everyone should see this movie. It is a classic!
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A Google user
December 13, 2018
This was the very last movie that I'd watched at a "DRIVE IN MOVIE" back in 1986, at the "Cold Lake Drive In"!! One of the best movies i've ever seen!! I cried throughout this whole movie, it sure were a hard one at that. A must see!!
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