The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

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Shug: I's married now! I's married now.

Old Mr.: Boy, you goin' let this ol' nappy-headed girl cuss you out like that? You sittin' at the head of your own dinner table and actin' like the waiter.

Sofia: Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail til I near about done rot to death. I know what it like to wanna go somewhere and cain't. I know what it like to wanna sing... and have it beat out 'ya. I want to thank you, Miss Celie, fo everything you done for me. I 'members that day in the store with Miss Millie - I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty bad. And when I seed you - I know'd there is a God. I know'd there is a God.

Shug: Do you mind if Albert sleep with me?
Celie: Do you like sleeping with him?

Sophia: I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead 'fo I let him beat me.

Miss Millie: You kids are so clean. You wanna come work for me, be my maid?
Sofia: Hell no.

Old Mr.: Celie, you has my sympathy. Ain't many women allow they husband's ho to lay up in they house.

Shug: You sho is ugly.

Celie: Most time I pretend I ain't even there. He don't know the difference.

Celie: The jail you planned for me is the one you're gonna rot in.

Celie: Shug like honey. And now, I's just like a bee.

Celie: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Celie: He just climb on top of me and do his business.
Shug: "Do his business"? You sound like he going to the toilet on you.
Celie: That's what it feel like.
Shug: Why then, Miss Celie... that means you still a virgin.

Squeak: You just a big ol' heifer.

Sophia: All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain't safe in a family of men, but I ain't never thought I'd have to fight in my own house.

Sofia: Sofia's happy now.

Sofia: Now you want a dead son-in-law, Mrs. Celie? You just keep on advising him like you doing.

Continuity mistake: After Harpo and Sophia are married, Harpo leans in to kiss Sophia but she is whisked away by relatives and he turns away. In the next shot we get a side view of Harpo and he is still leaning in to kiss her after he had already turned away in the previous shot. (00:38:35)

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Trivia: The Color Purple tied an Oscars record (with 1977's Turning Point) for a film having the most nominations without actually winning any. This was a result of a pressure campaign by the NAACP, which objected to the film's portrayal of Black men.

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Question: Shug and Celie found the hiding place in the floor in the bedroom looking for the letters. They found naked pictures, money, and of course the letters from Nettie. There were also some vials of something. What was inside of the vials?

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Chosen answer: They appear to be illegal drugs.

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