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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter form to her sister Nettie (Akousa Busia), but Albert has been hiding the letters Nettie writes back, allowing Celie to assume that Nettie is dead. Finally, Celie finds a champion in the don't-take-no-guff Sofia (Oprah Winfrey), the wife of Glover's son from a previous marriage. Alas, Sofia is "humbled" when she is beaten into submission by angry whites. Later, Celie is able to forge a strong friendship with Albert's mistress Shug (Margaret Avery). Emboldened by this, Celie begins rifling through her husband's belongings and finds Nettie's letters. Able at last to stand up to her husband, Celie leaves him to search for a new life on her own. A major box-office hit, The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Oscars. The film was co-produced by Quincy Jones, who also wrote the score.~Hal Erickson
Feminist Film,Marriage Drama,Period Film,Rural Drama
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A family classic.....
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
I was born in 78 a watched this film w my "entire" family in 86 it was tha 1st an last time we all watched a movie together like tht - a classic flick my TT Victoria tuned us onto back when an I will attempt to do the same w my daughter whose Animed an Disneyed out lol - item arrived as advertised brand new an sealed thx bestbuy