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.
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 … more
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.