The Color Purple

The Color Purple

(1985)

It's about life. It's about love. It's about all of us.

Director Steven Spielberg tackles Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name which tells the story of an African American woman struggling through racism and domestic abuse in the 1930s South. Starring Whoopi Golberg and Danny Glover. Won Best Actress (Goldberg) at the 1986 Golden Globes.... More

A tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie Harris (Goldberg). After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Glover), her situation continues to spiral, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.Hide

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  • ...a powerful and honourable attempt to wrest an unusual book into the populist Hollywood mainstream. Full Review

  • There are some great scenes and great performances in The Color Purple, but it is not a great film. Full Review