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An invaluable piece of eighties culture
You can debate Prince’s acting talent, or even his choice to parody his own life in this film. There is no debate about his musical talent either then or now. He seems like a shadowy has-been twenty years later, but the music remains relevant and fantastic.
Having lived through the hype of this movie (graduated high school in’85) I can tell you that there was nothing bigger at the time. From Tipper Gore (Al’s wife) trying to censor “Little Nikki” and every thing else under the sun via the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) to every “Air Band” at the time impersonating Prince, it was the absolute hottest thing out. For a few weeks at least, Prince was bigger than Madonna and Michael Jackson.
We all waited for the film and were soooooo excited when it premiered. It didn’t disappoint. EVERYONE was caught up. I was an MTV junkie at the time(they actually played music then….all the time)Prince played at least once or twice an hour. I must qualify this commentary by saying that, at that time, my favorites were Billy Idol, Oingo Boingo, The Fixx, Flock of Seagulls and others in the Punk/ New Wave genre’ The music of Prince at the time transcended all types and styles. One of the reasons that some of it seems so cheesy and contrite now is that it was SOOOOOOOO big then. All the things that remind you of the 80’s were iconic then. It was mainstream and it seems like a cliché’ now. It got so popular that it became ridiculous. It’s like the rappin’ Granny commercial for Wendy’s Hamburgers.
It looks stupid now because EVERYONE was caught up in it (sadly, kind of like a bizarre purple macarena or something. Anyway, I hope this gave you all a little insight.
This electrifying musical has more than a whiff of egotism from it’s star, the musical genius that is Prince. The film is 90 or so minutes of posing but in truth it is easy to see why it is such a cult classic.
Much like other films that centre around the struggling young musician trying to be big, this has a hint of drama in it to add a dimension to the musical numbers. While this film isn’t as good as 8 mile as a recent example, this is entertaining none the less and the soundtrack is much better. On the dramatic side of things the story centres around the Kid (Prince) a young artist and regular spot at a club. The owner of the club is frustrated with the Kid’s arrogance and little does the Kid know that he could soon be fired and replaced by a rival. One the side the Kid’s parents are having trouble, with his dad abusing her violently. During the course of the film the Kid learns a few lessons in life, and learns to appreciate his friends more. It’s all stuff we have seen in coming of age dramas of course, but this is combined as a musical, a very stylised musical.
The cast are good. Prince is actually quite good on the drama side, when he’s not striking a pose. He seems human and relatable. Clarence Williams is very good as the abusive father as well. Appollonia Kotero makes a good debut as Princes sexy love interest.
The main strength of the movie however is the superb soundtrack. The musical numbers are well staged and electrifying. Prince is no doubt a musical maestro, albeit very eccentric. When he is inspired he is great but on the flip side he will often do songs that are solely for his own taste, and occasionally his experimentation can miss-fire, but that is the same for many musical geniuses. The soundtrack for this film is excellent though, with only Sexshooter being a weak point. The show-stopping performance of Purple Rain is the standout though. It is one of my all time favourite songs. ***
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Drama, Music, Romance
Director Albert Magnoli
Writer Albert Magnoli, William Blinn
Actors Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Purple Films, Warner Bros.
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A