Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 23: Minnesota (Purple Rain)

Category: Drama/Romance

Quote of Interest:

“Uh, hold it…that ain’t Lake Minnetonka.”

–the kid

Three words to describe this film/state: 80s rock alien

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Beautiful Babe, played by Sandra Claire Gershman
  • Cop in Basement, played by Gil Jacobson
  • Hiker #1 (uncredited), played by Tom Tangen
  • Club Techie (uncredited), played by Joel Thingvall

State food/recipe to try: Swedish Meatballs / Wild Rice Soup (vegetarian)

Earring Inspo Character: Apollonia

Other Notes: Another ‘classic’ we’d never seen: one about reckless youth, sex, glam funk rock, rivalry, dark home roots, motorcycles, and love. A bunch of stuff strung along a very slack story line, with super-novice actors running vacuous dialogue, but somehow you get the idea. Or was it intentional, to show that the only worthy centerpiece was The Kid, in all of his purple glittery twilight glory? A belated birthday to Prince, who would have been 61 last Friday.

Grade: C-

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