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For Colored Girls (2010)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 November 2010 (USA)
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Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

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The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world. Written by Anonymous

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Many voices. One poem.

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Rated R for some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf  »

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$19,497,324 (USA) (5 November 2010)

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$37,721,949 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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The Broadway (New York City) production opened at the Boothe Theater on September 15, 1976, ran for 742 performances closing on July 16, 1978 and was nominated for the 1977 Tony Award for Best Play. See more »

Quotes

Juanita: I got a real dead loving here for you now, because I don't know anymore how to avoid my own face wet with my tears! Because I had convinced myself that colored girls have no right to sorrow!
Frank: I guess this is goodbye.
Juanita: Like you've never seen it before.
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Four Women
Written by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor & Ledisi Anibade Young (as Ledisi)
Laura Izibor appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
Ledisi appears courtesy of The Verve Music Group
"Four Women" sample performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Published by EMI Waterford Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Very Perry Films
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Academy Voters PLEASE Consider the Acting in For Colored Girls
5 November 2010 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

My husband, mother and I saw this at midnight. It was Phenomenal, Realistic, Gripping, Captivating and Awesomely acted. Perfect casting. Any woman can relate and men as well can see and hear struggles that their mothers,sisters, wives and friends never talk about. Its deep and passionate. I can not understand the critics that say the poetry is not in sync with the film. I think TP captured the realism of each woman's situation and how it not only affected them but others around them. The scene involving Chrystal's loss and Jo's witnessing it was a earth shattering piece that Tyler captured beautifully as Janet's character is forced to take off her blinders, ignore no more, melt her coldness and change. Each actress played her part well. This movie needs Academy attention. Each actress should earn an academy nomination but Kimberly Elise #1 should win . Janet's facial expressions,capturing the essence of her character's persona thats so deeply hidden she has become a human in a shell like mannequin alone should win like Judy Dench supporting actress for 8 minute performance in only four scenes as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love.


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