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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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Starring (View all)
Mia Farrow Mia Farrow
Cecilia
Jeff Daniels Jeff Daniels
Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman
Theater Manager
Stephanie Farrow Stephanie Farrow
Cecilia's Sister
David Kieserman David Kieserman
Diner Boss
Victoria Zussin Victoria Zussin
Diner Patron
Maurice Brenner Maurice Brenner
Diner Patron


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Woody Allen Woody Allen
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Siskel & Ebert At the Movies 1985-Purple Rose of Cairo

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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Trailer

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

14 years, 6 months ago at Oct 9 18:28
1 vote
The Purple Rose of Cairo is a movie that I would love to see. You see, The Purple Rose of Cairo is actually a film-within-a-film. Mia Farrow’s sad, lonely, sweet character goes to see the film repeatedly to escape from her boorish husband, lack of job prospects and the Great Depression. There’s something about an excavation inside an Egyptian tomb, wining and dining in Manhattan, some romance,... read more

An average movie

9 years, 9 months ago at Jul 28 18:31
1 vote
For about 20 years already, I have been following closely Woody Allen’s career (I think I have seen about 30 of his movies by now) but even though I used to be a hardcore fan, I have nowadays some rather mixed feelings about his work. The point is that even though he is considered a Art-house king, he is in fact actually a real factory. Indeed, every single year, he comes up with a new movie, li... read more

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9 years, 3 months ago at Jan 26 2:15
1 vote
Once again, Allen brings us a sweet and complex female character in the lead role facing the adverts of a relationship.
Most of the time of during the movie we see a romantic and idealist romance between the protagonist and a fictional character from a movie the gain life out of the screen (!!!), and later, the guy who interprets the character also joins in, making it a bizarre love triangle... read more
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Release date: 19 April 1985
UPC: 027616860477
Tags: Comedy (15), 1985 (15), 1980s (13), Romance (13), Fantasy (12), Great Depression (6), Usa (6), Marriage (5), Deception (5), Surreal (4), New York City (4), Innocence (4), New Jersey (4), Diner (3), 80s (3), Nightclub (3), 1930s (3), Movie Fan (3), Disillusionment (3), Dual Role (3)
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" Cecilia, a waitress in New Jersey during the Depression, is searching for an escape from her dreary life. Tom Baxter is a dashing young archaeologist in the film "The Purple Rose of Cairo." After losing her job Cecilia goes to see the film to raise her spirits. Much to her surprise, Tom Baxter walks off the screen and into her life. There's only one problem: Tom isn't real. Meanwhile, Hollywood is up in arms when they discover that other Tom Baxters are trying to leave the screen in other "


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“Es curioso como hay muchas personas que dicen que quisieran que su “waifu” o “husbando” fuera real, pero realmente no se ponen a pensar en las consecuencias que esto traería.

The purple rose of Cairo es como llevar este deseo a la realidad. La película trata sobre una triste chica que vive en los años 20 con un empleo mediocre y un esposo que la maltrata y no le presta atención, y así con una vida deprimente, su única saluda de la realidad es ir al cine. Tanto así que repite una función por 5 veces, en esta última función el personaje protagonista le habla desde la pantalla y sale de la misma, para irse con ella. Y aquí es donde comienza la historia en la cual un personaje ficticio se vuelve real para salvar la vida de una espectadora de su aburrida vida, pero ” read more

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“¿Recuerdan esas historias estilo Cinderella en que una mujer patética es rescatada por un plot device mágico que le ayuda a conocer un hombre rico y refinado, rescatándola de una familia adoptiva malvada? The Purple Rose of Cairo es algo así como una crítica a esa clase de títulos. Es una comedia buena parte de su duración, la cual se vio opacada con el pasar de los años. De por sí siendo una comedia, no debería dejar mucho que hablar al espectador ¿No es así?

Las asunciones nunca deberían nublar el juicio de un crítico; esta es la prueba, obra muy inteligente cuando la ves en retrospectiva. Es sobre una chica que odia su vida, su esposo la maltrata y vive en plena crisis económica de los años treinta. Dicha vida aburrida y agobiante le deja como único relajo d” read more

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