Purple Rain

Synopsis: A young man (Prince) with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn’t all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father’s self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.

Since I was couch-ridden tonight (urgh!), I decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Prince’s classic album by watching…

Purple Rain 7.0

Granted, it’s not a good movie on a technical level, but the musical performances are just so breathtaking you can’t help to enjoy it nonetheless.

Or as the following reviewer put it:

“Purple Rain is a difficult film to review. On the one hand, it’s a well-filmed bunch of amateurs doing their best to act, but not doing that great a job of it, in a rock and roll musical. On the other hand, it’s one of the defining moments in rock history. How do you review something that’s objectively mediocre, but subjectively fantastic? When in doubt, rely on one simple question: is it entertaining? And in the case of Purple Rain, the answer is a resounding “yes.”


…too bad it was all overshadowed by so much death today. Ick! crying

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