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For Colored Girls (2010)

 -  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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Was a 1975 play, first staged in California. It has also been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television movie to a planned theatrical film. See more »

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Jo: I went to my gynecologist, and before you, every level in my body was fine.
Carl: Baby, are you sick? Talk to me.
Jo: Tell me the truth, Carl. Who have you been sleeping with?
Carl: Jo, I promise you since... Since you and I have been together, I have not slept with another woman, and I promise you that.
Jo: What about a man?
Carl: What the fuck did you just ask me?
Jo: I see the way you look at them when you think I'm not paying attention. I see it. The pool boy in the Hamptons, my driver, the guy the other night at the ...
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Written by Zach Danziger, Sarai Howard and Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore)
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7 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is very much a piece of art. Determining the value of a piece of art is very personal. This movie may speak to some and may bore others to death. This movie needed editing, probably shaving a good 30 minutes off wouldn't have hurt. It has some very powerful scenes and is definitely not a movie to see because you want to just relax and laugh.

That being said, I am very disappointed that one poster decided to comment not about the movie but about their own personal prejudices about black women, and probably black people in general. I'd like to point out, that NOT ONE woman in this film was on welfare. NOT ONE woman in this movie was living off "the tax payers" and NOT ONE woman in this film was living on easy street. If you just want to rant about your own personal prejudices then go to one of the political blogs. This is supposed to be an honest discussion about the movie.


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