over 4 years
Efficiently-done film with strong performances particularly from Goldberg.
almost 5 years
Not nearly as good as the Alice Walker's novel.
over 6 years
An uncomfortable look at poverty and inequality of all sorts.
almost 7 years
This movie wrecks me every time.
The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as a director (not including the 1971 television film Duel), and was a change from the summer blockbusters for which he had become famous. Filmed in Anson and Union counties in North Carolina, the film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 1900s, including poverty, racism, and sexism. Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
Taking place in the Southern United States during the early 1900s to mid-1930s, the movie tells the life of a poor black woman, Celie Harris (Whoopi Goldberg), whose abuse begins when she is young. By the time she is fourteen, she has already had two children by her father (Leonard Jackson). He takes them away from her at...