The Color Purple

Movie review by Randy White, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Powerful tale of survival with wrenching scenes of abuse.

PG-13 1986 152 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 17+
The movie portrays characters enduring traumatic experiences which are challenging and disturbing but which we can’t deny are still a reality in our society. Could spur meaningful discussion with teens and young adults.

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Great messages
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age 18+

Intnese/packed with scary, tense moments

R: sequences of strong violence/peril, some sexual comments and language

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