Spielberg gets The Color Purple wrong, but it’s still pretty good.
by MATT STOKES | AUGUST 24, 2018
The discussion of The Color Purple starts at 33:16.
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The Color Purple
Director: Steven Spielberg
Celie: Whoopi Goldberg
Albert: Danny Glover
Shug Avery: Margaret Avery
Young Celie: Desreta Jackson
Sofia: Oprah Winfrey
Harpo: Willard E. Pugh
Nettie: Akosua Busia
Released: December 20, 1985
Domestic Box Office: $94 million
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Hocus Pocus, Pile of Puke
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The War of the Roses is here to tell you to stay in a bad marriage until you die
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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is just gaga for aliens… and you should be too!
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Dude, Where’s My Car? is a mean movie about nice boys
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Synecdoche, New York? More like Jolly, Good Time!
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Godfather 3 is a fascinating movie that should never have been made
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