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

Cast:
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

85%

7.8/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

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