Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Movies » Reviews » Purple Rain (1984 movie) » User review

Purple Rain

A movie directed by Albert Magnoli

< read all 2 reviews

Mildly Interesting

  • Feb 24, 2001
Although somewhat shallow this movie does have interesting moments. The best part is depicting the competition between Prince and Morris Day as they each try to make it big in the club scene. It is also inteersting how Prince's parents turbulent relationship shapes his self serving personality in the film. He finally realizes in the end that the world does not revolve around himself when he gives his two female band members a bit of a showcase for their song.

It would have been nice for the characters to reveal themselves a bit more words and acting rather than just a collection fo songs. This really appears to be a video collection mroe than anything else. It is entertaining to a degree but there could be some more substance to the characters. In general, there is just enough to make this a middle of the road film.

What did you think of this review?

Fun to Read
Post a Comment
More Purple Rain (1984 movie) reviews
review by . September 01, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: It's all about the music     Cons: violence, rape, sexist - to those that base the story on this     The Bottom Line: Blank out the story, go for the visual stimuli of the musical performances        ….**Dig if u will the picture    Of u and I engaged in a kiss    The sweat of your body covers me    Can u my darling    Can u picture this?       Dream if u can a …
About the reviewer
Glenn Wiener ()
Ranked #268
I'm a muti faceted person who appreiates a wide array of creative activities.
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this movie


A brilliant, talented young musician struggles for success even as a rival musician threatens to supplant him, both professionally and romantically. "Purple Rain" features Prince, in his own inimitable style, performing many of his latest hits, including "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," and "Let's Go Crazy." Academy Awards: Best Original Song Score.
view wiki
First to Review

"Mildly Interesting"
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since