Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Purple Rain

Purple Rain- 1984, directed by Robert Magnoli, starring Prince, Morris Day, The Revolution (not related to the Situation), and The Time

He says-  Prince's film debut is about a young Minneapolis black who struggles to gain acceptance for his own brand of futuristic (and sexy) rock music...but it's not autobiographical.  Right.  Dynamic concert sequences are undercut by soppy storyline and sexist, unappealing characters--especially Prince's.  Oscar-winning song score includes title tune, "When Doves Cry."  2 and a half stars

I say-  The story sucked, the outfits Prince wore in daylight were ridiculously awesome, and the music sequences were great.  That said, I have no idea how to rate this movie.  If it was a concert film, it would get  4 stars, and if it were a movie, it would be a bomb, so I'll meet it half way and give it 2 stars.

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