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Purple Rain
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Purple Rain 1984

From Amazon: When Prince's dazzling and dynamic Purple Rain (movie and soundtrack album) and the hypnotic hit single "When Doves Cry" exploded onto the pop-culture scene in 1984, it seemed there was nothing the purple one couldn't do. The film is basically a feature-length music video, but no musician has ever had a better big-screen showcase for his many talents. The plot is really just a theme (about the son of an abusive father struggling not to continue the pattern) upon which to hang some of Prince's most dazzling songs (including "Let's Go Crazy" and the title tune), and some sizzling live-concert numbers. Apollonia Kotero is ravishing as...

Directed By:
No image existsAlbert Magnoli
Written By:
No image existsWilliam Blinn
No image existsApollonia Prince

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Purple Rain Movie Review by ManMachine (3/30/2018)

In 1984's "Purple Rain" - (singer/songwriter/guitarist) Prince plays "The Kid" who is a struggling musician (natch), trying to achieve his ultimate goal of recognition, fame, and, yes, of course, fortune.

This rock-star vanity production played out (with all of its personal dramas thrown in for good measure) very much...

(complete Purple Rain review by ManMachine)

Purple Rain Movie Review by Movie Addict (8/10/2007)

Apollonia: Will you help me?
The Kid: No.
Apollonia: Pardon me?
The Kid: Nope... Wanna know why?
Apollonia: Nope.
The Kid: Because you wouldn't pass the initiation.
Apollonia: What initiation?
The Kid: Well, for starters, you have to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
Apollonia: What?
The Kid: You...

(complete Purple Rain review by Movie Addict)

Purple Rain Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/10/2007)

In my book, there is no one sexier than Prince and no where does he better express than in this melodramatically awesome movie.

Yeah, the acting is questionable and the plot is self-serious...but it's Prince and he is SINGING...'When Doves Cry', 'Purple Rain', 'The Beautiful Ones', 'Darling Nikki...

I really don't need...

(complete Purple Rain review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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