This story also An epic tale spanning 40 years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a black woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry.
After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
This movie was released in December 18, 1985. Steven Spielberg is the director of this movie. Well I do not know why they call this movie The Color Purple maybe They call the movie that is because maybe They live in a place with a lot of purple.