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Purple Rain (1984)

Purple Rain (1984)

You know Prince? The musician? The one who died a few years back? This is his movie, and considering he's a legend - and unfortunately dead - I thought it was time I see it, genre of preference or no.

Turns out it was well worth the time! It's an inexplicable tale of love, and music, that somehow both explains the man behind the mask perfectly... and doesn't explain anything at all.

I don't know how much of it (if anything) is based on true story, but it feels like the most conclusive inconclusive musical story I've seen so far, though the music scenes had me thinking that - no matter how talented this guy was - maybe his music really wasn't my thing after all. Maybe I didn't miss anything special not listening in until now.

Cue the last show, and those final solos... damn! Maybe I did after all.

At least I'm glad I didn't miss the swim scene here, and the emotions. They're so heavy you can almost reach out and grab them. The title sets the tone, and Prince does the rest.

Closest movie I can compare this to is maybe American Honey (2016).

Great watch.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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