One of Allen's finest.
By Anonymous (29 Apr 2010)
A creation of Woody Allen, The Purple Rose of Cairo is the story of a hapless married woman who works as a waitress and goes to the movies to escape the real world. One evening she goes to watch The Purple Rose of Cairo, which is the movie within this movie, and loves it. The next day, unable to make herself run away from her abusive husband, she goes back to the theatre and watches back-to-back shows of the movie.
And then, one of the characters in the movie, having seen her in the audience again and again, comes out of the screen and… the rest of the story ... » read more