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An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companions
MPAA Rating PG
Release Date 1985-12-18
Runtime 154 minutes
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leslie_abram shared a tip "Yeah.. this one (and the book) are on my GOAT list."
abby_swain shared a tip "#drama #racism #struggles #tragedy"
jodilu shared a tip "Absolutely one of my favorites!"
katie_alvarez_machiran shared a tip "The Color Purple is just a movie I’ll never get tired of ... it’s just a classic that will never get old to me"
freemon_jackson shared a tip "Harpo told you to beat me..."
nicole_graham_-_mor shared a tip "Never get enough of this movie on a Sunday afternoon."
lyn_8351 shared a tip "It’s an oldie but good!"
dorothy_morton_6024 shared a tip "This movie will take your emotions on a rollercoaster. It is one of the best movies ever!!"
nikki_mccoy_1517 shared a tip "This movie is a classic, an old fashion coming to age movie"
abby_rexroth shared a tip "Sometimes hard to watch but the reunion gets me every time."
cg_baca shared a tip "I couldn't say I loved the whole movie"
lynda_savard shared a tip "One of the best!"
kimberlee_wilburn shared a tip "It was just a wonderful movie! It made me sad, cry, laugh and mad!"
mellissa_renes shared a tip "Fantastic story"
grace_louise_9038 shared a tip "Really really sad but very good as well I suggest looking up triggers before because there are many"
RKSweet114 shared a tip "Very knowledgeable"
bee_spirit shared a tip "A movie of humanity, growth, love, strength, survival, and sisterhood. This movie outlasted many of the movies that won Oscars."