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Purple Rain

  R HD Closed Captioning

Albert Magnoli

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Plot Summary

Rock star Prince plays a headstrong, vulnerable young musician known as "the kid." He struggles with his own psyche and family pressures ofan alcoholic father who beats his mother. He sees his father's madness infecting both his music and his own personal life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 31
  • Fresh: 23
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It's probably best to think of the film as an extended music video, a watershed moment for movie sound tracks, and not much more. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Purple Rain's gazillion-selling soundtrack album has more or less eclipsed the film in pop culture history books. – Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine, Jul 11, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Purify Yourself In Lake Minatonka

Classic 80s flick. Classic performances from Prince & The Revolution and The Time. If you've never seen this, you need to stop everything you are doing and rent it/watch it *right now*


This is a great movie from the 80's. But.....what? Is iTunes only going to allow us to rent movies now? I see no new movies to buy. I think they should give you the or buy. Anyway, good flick.

Purple Rain

I love this movie but don't feel it is worth renting. I would rather buy and watch it over and over; afterall most everyone has already seen this movie. I think iTunes is going to lose business over only renting these older movies; I know I am getting irritated when I see a movie I really like and find it only available to rent. I am finding that I don't like the lack of options and I love iTunes.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1985

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