Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Purple Rain (1984)

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

An 80s pulp musical lives plainly through Prince' excellent music and the performances and through the amateur cast's enthusiasm, but otherwise it's a routine production and quite dated.

Maltin**1/2: "Dynamic concert sequences are undercut by soppy storyline and sexist, unappealing characters - especially Prince's."

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