The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

A movie character walks off the screen and into real-world 1930s New Jersey in this Woody Allen romantic comedy starring Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow.

Cecilia (Farrow) is a waitress in New Jersey living a dreary life during the Great Depression, where the only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' hoping it'll raise her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter (Daniels) time and again... until one day he notices her.

Winner of Best Screenplay, 1986 Golden Globes; Best Film, 1986 BAFTAs; and the FIPRESCI Prize (Allen), Cannes Film Festival 1985
1985Rating: PG82 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyRomance
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Time Out

Time Out

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As the star-struck couple, Farrow and Daniels work wonders with fantastic emotions, while Allen's direction invests enough care, wit and warmth to make it genuinely moving.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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It's a sweet, lyrically funny, multi-layered work that again demonstrates that Woody Allen is our premier film maker who, standing something over 5 feet tall in his sneakers, towers above all others.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The movie is so cheerful and open that it took me a day or two, after I’d seen it, to realise how deeply Allen has reached this time.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Mia Farrow is note-perfect in this charming little movie.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As the star-struck couple, Farrow and Daniels work wonders with fantastic emotions, while Allen's direction invests enough care, wit and warmth to make it genuinely moving.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's a sweet, lyrically funny, multi-layered work that again demonstrates that Woody Allen is our premier film maker who, standing something over 5 feet tall in his sneakers, towers above all others.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie is so cheerful and open that it took me a day or two, after I’d seen it, to realise how deeply Allen has reached this time.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Mia Farrow is note-perfect in this charming little movie.

4.0

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