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Purple Rain

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Prince Prince
The Kid
Apollonia Kotero Apollonia Kotero
Apollonia
Morris Day Morris Day
Morris
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos
Mother
Jerome Benton Jerome Benton
Jerome
Billy Sparks Billy Sparks
Billy
Jill Jones Jill Jones
Jill


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Albert Magnoli Albert Magnoli
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I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seems to have a decent reputation, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of Prince above all because his style was just too over-the-top for my taste but, while watching this flick, I suddenly became aware that I knew only a couple of his songs. Well, in this movie, he... read more
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A young man 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.
Release date: 27 July 1984
UPC: 085391139829
Tags: 1984 (17), Musical (7), Music (6), Drama (6), Romance (5), 1980s (4), Lake Minnetonka (2), Purple (2), Character Study (2), Essential Cinema (2), Musicians (2), Rock And Roll (2), Prince (2), HQ (1), Bad Dancing (1), Soul/R&B (1), (1), Family Strife (1), Warner Theatrical (1), Pop Music Videos (1)
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“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seems to have a decent reputation, I thought I might as well check it out. First of a”

johanlefourbe posted a review 5 years, 4 months ago

An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seems to have a decent reputation, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of Prince above all because his style was just too over-the-top for my taste but, while watching this flick, I suddenly became aware that I knew only a couple of his songs. Well, in this movie, he definitely displayed some major skills and the music was really good, especially the title song. Still, was it really a good movie? Not really, I'm afraid. I mean, in the same genre, it actually had more or less a plot which was more than you can say about 'Moonwalker' from Michael Jackson and, at least, it wasn't exactly dealing with a rising star who would finally reach some mainstream success ” read more

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