The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Woody Allen presents us with a very original work to help us grapple with our relationship with the movies. A depression era New Jersey woman spends all her spare time watching Hollywood flicks in the theatre to avoid spending time with her bully of a husband. She gets swept away by more than just the story, but by one of the characters himself who steps out of the film and swoons her. The distance between fiction and reality is bridged and everything gets blurry.

The acting in the film is really fun and so is the story itself. It doesn't drag on longer than it should and proves an important point: movies are powerful, so don't become too seduced by them - a lesson for some of us.

1 comment:

Amber said...

A lesson for some of us eh??:)