The Purple Rose of Cairo

06/04/1998
  |  Book Tickets: 08/05/1985
  |  Buy to Own: 02/07/2012
  |  82 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Classic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. The film follows Cecilia (Mia Farrow), a bored waitress who has a womanising slob for a husband and who regularly visits her local cinema in order to escape from the harsh realities of Depression-era America. One night, while re-watching her latest favourite 'The Purple Rose of Cairo', the film's hero (Jeff Daniels) steps down from the screen and asks her to show him around. A fantasy love affair ensues, but the couple's bliss soon comes under threat from Cecilia's husband, the bemused actor whose fictional alter-ego has gone walkabout, and the studio who want their character back on the screen.