I know there are certain scenes of The Color Purple that I have seen in the past but this is probably the first time I watched it from start to finish. The film is a powerful piece about an abused woman who lives her entire life in submission to the men in her life, always longing for the innocent love she had for her sister before things transpired that tore them apart. Danny Glover made me hate him, which is something I never thought would be possible, so his performance was outstanding. Whoopi Goldberg is simply spectacular as well, because she is able to convincingly portray the range of emotional events that Celie goes through. Because of the time it came out, and an apparent attempt to make a movie for the masses, The Color Purple is a bit sanitized. They gloss over some of the darker moments, and only loosely imply a lesbian relationship. I, personally, don't think that weakens the message all that much but I could see some people feeling like it makes the film inauthentic. The movie is a hard watch even with the toned-down abuse. I was emotional more than once, and the ending wrecked me completely. That strong connection I had with the story is why I think it still holds up to this day. The film is also a visual masterpiece, with dozens of images that are iconic, and the music from Quincy Jones matched the tone well. The Color Purple is not the kind of film I'd watch all the time, but it is well-crafted and worth watching at least once.