These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Purple Rain
Award Snub: The soundtrack lost the 1985 Grammy award for Album Of The Year to Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down, though it did win an Oscar for Best Original Score.note The prevailing theory is that the rock-oriented Grammy voters were split between this and Bruce Springstein's "Born In The USA", letting the pop and R&B blocks push "Can't Slow Down" to the win.
Let's face it, the whole soundtrack. And even the movie's non-Prince and the Revolution material is pretty good!
Designated Hero: The Kid. We're supposed to cheer for this jerkass to see the light, and he kind of never does.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Prince's character in Purple Rain is a Jerk Ass who bullies Wendy and Lisa and restricts their creativity. In Real Life, Prince was a huge Jerk Ass to Wendy and Lisa - who eventually split with Prince and apparently haven't spoken to him in decades. Happy viewing!
Nightmare Fuel: Believe it or not the film has some creepy moments. Aside from the treatment Apollonia occasionally receives there is one scene in which The Kid and Apollonia listen to a demo tape in which a woman is supposedly crying played backwards.
Unfortunate Implications: The movie seems to suggest that while raping or beating up women is not really acceptable, anything else (playing cruel pranks on them, tossing them into garbage bins for a cheap laugh) is fair game.
Then again, Morris is evidently a Jerkass, and The Kid, well... he's kind of a Jerkass too.