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Graffiti Bridge Review


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Does cinema have a more inspired moment than the one in Graffit Bridge where Morris Day sings the alphabet song, then, when he gets to "P," urinates on a house plant -- and then sets it on fire?

No, I say.

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Under the Cherry Moon Review


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Prince followed up his cult classic Purple Rain by hopping back in front of the camera -- and behind it -- in the oddball disasterpiece Under the Cherry Moon.

For this opus, another music-filled epic writ small, Prince plays bored bachelor Christopher Tracy, who plys the French Riviera for divorcees and socialites with the help of a friend named Tricky (Jerome "The Time" Benton, who appeared in exactly three movies -- all of them starring Prince). The bulk of the story concerns his persual of Mary -- and Kristin Scott Thomas's appearance as her in this, her first motion picture, makes the movie about as noteworthy as it's going to get.

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