Albert Magnoli, 1984, 111 min.
Prince stars in this semi-autobiographical film about beating adversity and finding his funky, unique musical voice. Growing up in a dysfunctional Minneapolis home, young Prince must overcome his family struggles and a musical and romantic rival to pursue his two loves: a lovely young singer, and rock and roll. Gorgeously photographed by Donald Thorin, Purple Rain is essentially a glorified music video and features many of Prince’s biggest hits, including “I Would Die 4 U,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”
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