The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg is based on the book by Alice Walker and is about the life of Celie, played by Whoopi Goldberg, who was raped by her father and both children are taken away from her. She is then given to a farmer name Albert or Mister as she calls him, played by Danny Glover, who beats her, uses her as his servant and makes her feel that she is ugly. The one bright spot in her life is her sister Nettie who she was separated from. Through out this movie you can see how Celie perseveres against all odds. Then we have Sophia, played by Oprah Winfrey, whose role as a black woman fed up with the terrible treatment she has received stands out in this movie. She is married to Albert’s son Harpo. Many of us remember her famous line (insert clip).
The Color Purple is a movie classic that touched the heart of many people who felt the pain and humility that Celie had to endure. This is one movie that can have you in tears one minute and angry the next. Overall I would give this movie a solid 8 out of 10. If you haven’t seen The Color Purple, I would suggest renting the DVD, pop some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.