Movies, Documentary, Drama

Purple Rain

No Comments 8 April 2018

Purple Rain

Prince’s premature death prompted me to see Purple Rain for the first time. The film feels a bit like Flashdance. Incidentally, Jennifer Beals, the star of Flashdance was asked to play lead female role but declined. The plot is apparently based on Prince’s life but the main story is Prince’s talent. No plot can compete with his musical genius. The movie’s ending, where Prince shows off his musical talent, is worth seeing.

The fact that the film felt quite artificial until then made the ending all the more powerful. The truth about Prince’s raw talent takes center stage. Watch the last 15-minutes if you want to see what the guy was all about. And you will understand why he needed hip replacement after seeing him dance and jump. I am sad that he is gone.  Why is creativity often tied to self-destruction? Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse, Seymour Hoffman, and now Prince all dead because of overdoses of drugs.

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