Do you have a favorite movie of all time? One that you can watch–and have watched–enough times that you can recite the whole thing from memory? That movie for me is The Color Purple. I just love everything about it, from the historical aspects to the coming-into-her-own story of Celie to Shug Avery’s repaired relationship with her preacher father (and with spirituality). It makes me laugh and cry and sing along…just a wonderful movie.
There’s one particular part that my husband loves me to recite. It’s when Sophia, played by Oprah, has been beaten by her husband, Harpo, at the behest of Harpo’s stepmother, Celie (the main character, played by Whoopie Goldberg). Sophia is not a woman to be messed with, and she really lets Celie have it for recommending this beating. Here’s a clip, and my part starts at the 1:00 mark:
If you’ve never seen this movie, it is definitely worth a watch. So what’s your favorite movie of all time?