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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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Janet Jackson's character's name is Jo, which is Jackson's second middle name in real life, Janet Damita Jo Jackson. See more »

Quotes

Juanita: Ever since I realized there was someone called a colored girl, or an evil woman, a bitch, or a nag, I've been trying not to be that, and leave bitterness in someone else's cup.
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I Know Who I Am
Written by Greg Barnhill, Joanna Cotten and Melissa Manchester
Performed by Leona Lewis
Published by EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Land of Cotten (ASCAP), Green City Music,
admin. by RPM Music Group/Green Wilderness Music, admin. by RPM Music Group (SESAC) and Melissa Manchester Music (BMI)/Bug Music (BMI) administered by Bug
Courtesy of Simco Limited
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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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