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 like an extended MTV music video.
Purple Rain's story (presented in the predictable "Flashdance" mold) was shamefully formulaic right from the word "Go!".
I guess one has to be a pretty big "Prince" fan in order to appreciate "Purple Rain" more than I did - 'Cause I found it to be quite tedious and tiresome a good part of the time.
It's about the music; not the movie quality! RIP Prince. This film has only gotten better with age, it's a classic to me.
I miss Prince, too; however I think it needs to be said that whoever produced this film was an amateur. the staging, the camera angles, the self-aware acting, it's terrible. the purple rain angle could have been covered by a royal treatment of the epic song itself, visually.
What can I say...Prince is a musical genius! The story is a little all-over-the-place, but I get it. The music was the reason I finished the movie to the end. I don't remember much from watching it as a young adult, but it is a movie you should watch. If you watched the Dave Chappelle skit of Prince playing basketball, it'll be funny to hear some of those one-liners.
Purple Rain is a time capsule, and the performances at First Ave are phenomenal. The acting and dialogue are sometimes campy, but for me that just adds to the fun. The movie is rated R for sexuality, some nudity, language and some violent content.
I can't believe taht Prince died man....he had the best songs that I have evr listened to
The DVD i got from the library doesn't work.
I recall seing this on TV, I was a big fan of Prince, look forward to seing the film when it is available. RIP Prince!
While the movie itself is pretty silly, the music is excellent.
"This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen."
Only true if you have an old television.
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