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The Purple Rose of Cairo

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Woody Allen

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About the Movie

Mia Farrow plays a lonely Depression-era waitress trapped in an unhappy marriage. She escapes her drab life by going to the movies over and over again. Suddenly, one day, her movie heartthrob steps off the screen and into her life -- literally! A bittersweet cinema fantasy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 30
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a sweet, lyrically funny, multi- layered work that again demonstrates that Woody Allen is our premier film maker who, standing something over 5 feet tall in his sneakers, towers above all others. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Nov 10, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Escapist fantasy

Playful meditation on reality and escapism.

Radio Days - Please!

Please offer Woody Allen's movie Radio Days! Fans of Woody, who also enjoy movies about the 40's, and old time radio love this one.

The Purple Rose of Cairo
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1985

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