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‘The Color Purple’ Review: Alice Walker’s Novel Lends Itself to the Blues, as Well as Stirring Musical’s Sense of Spiritual Uplift ‘The Color Purple’ Review: Alice Walker’s Novel Lends Itself to the Blues, as Well as Stirring Musical’s Sense of Spiritual Uplift Reviewed at Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 2023. MPA Rating: PG-13. Running time: 140 MIN. Most Popular Must Read Sign Up for Variety Newsletters More From Our Brands

Where do you stand on the 1985 film version of “The Color Purple,” which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, but won none? Some feel it wasn’t Steven Spielberg’s story to tell. Others marvel at…